This Was the Year…1962
U.S. President & Vice President
John F. Kennedy
The Vice President
Time Magazine Person Of The Year
Pope John XXIII
Cost of Living Cost of Food
New House $12,550 Granulated Sugar $ .89 for 10 lbs.
Average Income $ 4,291 Milk $ 1.04per gallon
New Car $ 2,924 Ground Coffee $ .85 per pound
Gallon of Gas $ .27 Bacon $ .69 per pound
Movie Ticket $ 1.00 Eggs $ .32 per dozen
National and World News
Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose of sleeping pills
The first Wal-Mart® opened in Bentonville, AR.
John Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth.
The U.S. Navy Seals were established.
Popular TV Shows Music
Candid Camera Big Girls Don’t Cry
Bonanza Duke of Earl
The Danny Thomas Show Johnny Angel
New York Yankees (baseball)
Green Bay Packers & Kansas City Chiefs (football)
Roger Ward (Indianapolis 500)
Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey)
Boston Celtics (NBA)
Decidedly (Kentucky Derby)