|World Series Champions:
||New York Yankees
||Green Bay Packers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Rodney Laver/Margaret Smith
||Rod Laver/Karen Susman
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Audrey
Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette
Funicello, Kim Novak
- Ed McMahon on the 'Tonight Show'
"With a name like Smuckerís, it has to be good"
"We Try Harder"
"Bond. James Bond."
- Sean Connery, in 'Dr. No'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Pope John XXIII
||Maria Fletcher (Asheville, NC)
||Macel Leilani (Hawaii)
Marilyn Monroe's death was caused by an overdose
of sleeping pills. Conspiracy theories involve the
mob, President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert
Kennedy. Ex-husband and baseball great Joe DiMaggio
took care of all of the funeral arrangements although
the couple had divorced in 1954.
October 22-28 was probably the closest we ever came
to nuclear war - The Cuban Missle Crisis was officially
over on November 2.
Rock and Roll Death:
ex-Beatle Stuart Sutcliff (brain hemorrhage)
Telstar was launched as the first working communications
The light-emitting diode (LED) invented Nick Holonyak,
while working for General Electric.
Glenn Bell's first Taco Bell opened in Downey, California.
The first computer video Game , Spacewar, was invented.
Audio cassetes were invented.
The first Vail Ski Resort opened in 1962.
The first Target (Tar-zhay) store opened in Roseville,
The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and
released the first audio-cassette.
Do you remember, before 1962, when you could not
get Goldfish Crackers at your local store? Pepperidge
You could by a fall-out shelter for as little as
$100, feeding your family radiation-free for up to
two weeks. Models were priced at $5000 and even higher
Decca Records A&R executive Dick Rowe turned
down the Beatles for a record deal and reportedly
told their manager, "Guitar groups are on the
way out." He made up for the mistake by signing
the Rolling Stones the following year.
Reading Rachel Carson's book, 'Silent Spring', which
started the environmentalist movement.
|1st appearances & 1962's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Tammy fashion doll, Mille Bornes Card
Game , King Zor, LEGO Model Sets (with wheels), Boob
Tube, Slinky*, Password TV Game home version, smooth
& plastic wiffle bat is introduced, Limbo Party
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||Lawrence of Arabia
|1962 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
2. Candid Camera (CBS)
3. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
4. Bonanza (NBC)
5. The Lucy Show (CBS)
6. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
7. Ben Casey (ABC)
8. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
10. Gunsmoke (CBS)
Number One Songs
December 18, 1961 - January 12, 1962:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
January 13 - January 26:
The Twist - Chubby Checker
January 27 - February 16:
Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
February 17 - March 9:
Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
March 10 - March 30:
Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
March 31 - April 6:
Don't Break The Heart That Loves You - Connie Francis
April 7 - April 20:
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
April 21 - May 4:
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
May 5 - May 25:
Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
May 26 - June 1:
Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
June 2 - July 6:
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
July 7 - July 13:
The Stripper - David Rose
July 14 - August 10:
Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
August 11 - August 24:
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
August 25 - August 31:
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
September 1 - September 14:
Sheila - Tommy Roe
September 15 - October 19:
Sherry - The Four Seasons
October 20 - November 2:
Monster Mash - Bobby - Boris - Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
November 3 - November 16:
He's A Rebel - The Crystals
November 17 - December 21:
Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons
December 22, 1962 - January 11, 1963:
Telstar - The Tornadoes
*Slinky was originally mass released in
This comeback was due to the catchy "Slinky"