The Beatles’ first recording, “Love Me Do”/”P.S. I Love You,” introduces the Beatles in England. The Beach Boys record “Surfin’ Safari”, the sun-and-surf set’s anthem.
Clingy colorful clothes, and high waistlines are in.
Anything Kennedy is in! Jacqueline’s hats and JFK’s two-button suit became all the rage.
Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility.
Emile Griffith regained the World Welterweight Championship by knocking out Benny the “Kid” Paret in the 12th round. Paret died ten days later on April 3 as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the fight.
Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet missile bases are detected in Cuba. President Kennedy demands their removal, pushing the world to the brink of World War.
Pope John XXIII convenes the Second Vatican Council.
Which UK newspaper became the first to print a color supplement?
Launched in 1962 it was the first satellite to provide worldwide communications links. The 34 inch orbiting sphere would inspire a number 1 hit by the Tornadoes later in the year.
Which candy was first introduced in 1962?
a. Starburst b. Lemonheads c. SweeTarts d. Snickers
Which of these everyday vitals was invented in 1962?
a. The Internet b. Handheld calcs c. Pull-tab soda cans d. The ATM
This 7’ 1” NBA center scored an incredible 100 points in a regulation length basketball game. When he retired he had a 30+ point average, had accrued a career total of 30,000 points and was also renown for the number of women with which he had scored.