|<< - 1961|
|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, Rita Moreno, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"With a name like Smuckerís, it has to be good"
"We Try Harder"
"Bond. James Bond."
|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 satellite.
Glenn Bell's first Taco Bell opened in Downey, California.
Audio cassetes were invented.
The first Vail Ski Resort opened in 1962.
The first Target (Tar-zhay) store opened in Roseville, Minnesota.
Do you remember, before 1962, when you could not get Goldfish Crackers at your local store? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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 as well.
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 Kit
|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)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1962 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1962: