The Nobel Peace Prize 1962 was awarded to Linus Pauling.
Linus Pauling received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1963. During the selection process in 1962, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. Linus Pauling therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1962 one year later, in 1963.