Flashback 1962!

Where were you in '62?

A typical Drive in restaurant


A 45rpm record


Ice cream bar


Baby Ruth candy bar               
Cost of living:


  • Medium family income $6,000 per year
  • Minimum hourly wage $1.25
  • New house $15,000
  • Gallon of gas .25
  • New car $2,500
  • Federal/State/Local taxes 20%
  • Pack of chewing gum .05
  • Candy bar .05
  • Ice cream bar .15
  • Soft drink .10
  • Fast food hamburger .20
  • 1st class postage stamp .04
  • Pay phone (local call) .10
  • Color TV set $400
  • Daily newspaper .10
  • Refrigerator $500
  • Tennis shoes $5.00
  • Doctors office visit $5
  • Movie ticket .50
  • Popcorn at the movie.20
  • 45 rpm record $1.00
  • Record album $3.00



  • Break out the TV dinners!




    record player


    Alfred Hitchcock-Gooooood Evening...


    McHales Navy


    Lucy...you've got some splainin' to do!
    TV highlights of '62:


  • 03/30/1962 - The NCB talk show, "The Jack Paar show" has it's last episode on this day.
  • 05/31/1962 - "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV.
  • June 1962 - "The Alfred Hitchcock show" last aires and has a total of 268 episodes.
  • 09/11/1962 - "McHales Navy" debuts on ABC. Show would run until 8/20/1966 with 138 episodes.
  • 09/17/1962 - The popular CBS/NBC situation comedy, "Father knows best ends. It had 203 episodes.
  • 09/22/1962 - "The Andy Williams show", a musical/variety show, aires. Show ended on 7/17/1971.
  • 09/23/1962 - ABC's 1st color TV series aires-"The Jetsons". There were 24 episodes and the last one was on 9/8/1963.
  • 09/25/1962 - "Bachelor father", a situation comedy ends with 157 episodes to it's credit.
  • 09/26/1962 - "The Beverly Hillbillies debuts on CBS-TV. 274 episodes were made before it's last show on 9/7/1971.
  • 10/02/1962 - "Here's Johnny!" Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show on NBC-TV with guest star, Joan Crawford. Johnny hosted until May 22, 1992 and had a total of 4531 episodes!
  • 10/2/1962 - "Combat", a war drama aires on ABC-TV. This show ran until 8/29/1967 and finished with 152 episodes.
  • 10/01/1962 - Lucy Show premieres.
  • 12/20/1962 - Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams show.
  • 12/31/1962 - "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn.
  • Meet George Jetson...
    Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed...
    Here's Johnny!


     
    Top singles of '62:


    Big Girls Don't Cry (The Four Seasons)
    Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
    Good Luck Charm (Elvis Presley)
    Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel)
    I Can't Stop Loving You (Ray Charles)
    Peppermint Twist (Joey Dee & The Starliters)
    Roses Are Red (Bobby Vinton)
    Sheila (Tommy Roe)
    Sherry (The Four Seasons)
    Soldier Boy (The Shirelles)
     


     
    Movies of '62:


    Cape fear
    Whatever happened to baby Jane
     


    Marilyn Monroe
    Marylin Monroe
















    Famous Deaths:


    Adolf Eichmann (hanged)
    August 5 - Marylin Monroe "Norma Jean Mortense" (overdose of sleeping pills)
    November 7 - Eleanor Roosevelt (complications from tuberculosis)

    Famous Births:

    Jan 17th 1962 - Jim Carrey
    Feb 4th 1962 - Clint Black
    Feb 5th 1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Feb 7th 1962 - Garth Brooks
    Feb 17th 1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips
    Feb 27th 1962 - Adam Baldwin
    March 2nd 1962 - Al Del Greco
    March 2nd 1962 - Jon Bon Jovi
    March 3rd 1962 - Herschel Walker
    March 3rd 1962 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    March 21st 1962 - Rosie O'Donnell
    May 12th 1962 - Emilio Estevez
    May 26th 1962 - Bobcat Goldthwait
    June 13th 1962 - Ally Sheedy
    July 3rd 1962 - Tom Cruise
    July 15th 1962 - Brigitte Nielsen
    July 31st 1962 - Wesley Snipes
    Sept 26th 1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson
    Oct 11th 1962 - Joan Cusack
    Oct 13th 1962 - Jerry Rice
    Oct 19th 1962 - Evander Holyfield
    Nov 4th 1962 - Ralph Macchio
    Nov 11th 1962 - Demi Moore
    Nov 19th 1962 - Jodie Foster
     


    Special events of '62:


  • 1962 is the Golden anniversary for Chevrolet, their 50th year.
  • Ford introduces the "Fairlane". This model was produced until 1970.
  • Marine Corps General John Glenn circles the earth 3 times in the Friendship 7.
  • 90% of Americans own a television set; ABC begins broadcasting in color. In living color
  • "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Zero Mostel premieres in New York.
  • Two new dances, the "Mashed Potato" and the "Watusi" hit the scene.
  • Polaroid introduces color film prints which develop in 60 seconds.
  • The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Lawrence of Arabia." Gregory Peck wins for Best Actor in "To Kill a Mockingbird," and best actress goes to Anne Bancroft for "The Miracle Worker."
  • After replacing Pete Best with Ringo Star, the Beatles record their first single, "Love Me Do."
  • Folk music and California surf music are very popular.
  • The charts are dominated by girl groups like, the "Shirelles" and the "Crystals."
  • 02/14/1962 - First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives "A Tour of the White House" via television. Over 46 million people tune in.
  • 03/01/1962 - The first K-Mart and Walmart opens.
  • 03/2/1962 - Philadelphia 76er's seven-foot basketball center, Wilt (the Stilt) Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks.
  • 03/02/1962 - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing.
  • 04/09/1962 - JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium.
  • 05/25/1962 - Isley Brothers release, "Twist & Shout".
  • 06/25/1962 - By a vote of 6 to 1, the Supreme court bans prayer in public schools.
  • 08/11/1962 - Beach boys "Surfin' Surfari" reached #14 and the flip side "409" charted at #76.
  • 08/18/1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit, "If I Had a Hammer".
  • 09/29/1961 - The new 1962 Chevrolet models go on sale. This would include Chevrolets latest car, the "Chevy II".
  • 12/08/1962 - 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC.




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