Events of the year 1962

Major Events of 1962

* Malaysia Federation

# Border War between China and India

# Burundi Independent

# Uganda Gains Independence

# Adolf Eichman Guilty

# Algeria Independent

# Steel Prices Reduced

# US Commits to Vietnam

# Prayer Uncon. in Schools

# Environment Movement

# First Black at University of Mississpi

# American in Space

# Cuban Missile Crisis

# Last Bendix Race

# Telstar Broadcast


NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3

NCAA Football: USC Record: 11-0-0

Heisman Trophy: Terry Baker, oregon state, QB points: 707

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks Series: 4-2

US Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus Score: 283* Course: Oakmont CC Location: Oakmont, PA (* playoff with arnold palmer)

World Cup: Brazil vs. Czechoslovakia Score: 3-1

World Series: New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants Series: 4-3

Top Music of 1962

1."Pepermint Twist-Part I" ... Joey Dee

2."Duke of Earl" ... Gene Chandler

3."Hey! Baby" ... Bruce Channel

4."Don't Break My Heart That Loves You" ... Connie Francis

5."Jonny Angel" ... Shelley Fabares

6."Good Luck Charm" ... Elvis Presley

7."Soldier Boy" ... The Shirelles

8."Stranger on the Shore" ... Mr. Acker Bilk

9."I Can't Stop Loving You" ... Ray Charles

10."The Stripper" ... David Rose and His Orchestra

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" ... Tony Bennett

Song of the Year: "What Kind of Fool Am I" ... Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Song of the Year: "The First Family" ... Vaughn Meader

Male Vocalist: Tony Bennett ... "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

Female Vocalist: Ella Fitzgerald ... "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Riddle"

Top Movies of 1962

1. Spartacus

2. West Side Story

3. Lover Come Back

4. That Touch of Mink

5. El Cid

6. The Music Man

7. King of Kings

8. Hatari

9. The Flower Drum Song

10. The Interns

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Lawrence of Arabia"

Best Director: David Lean ... "Lawrence of Arabia"

Best Actor: Gregory Peck ... "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Best Actress: Anne Bancroft ... "The Miracle Worker"

Nobel Prizes


The prize was divided equally between: PERUTZ, MAX FERDINAND, Great Britain, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1914 ( in Vienna, Austria); and KENDREW, Sir JOHN COWDERY, Great Britain, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1917, d. 1997: "for their studies of the structures of globular proteins"


STEINBECK, JOHN, U.S.A., b. 1902, d. 1968: "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception"


PAULING, LINUS CARL, USA, b. 1901, d. 1994: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Campaigner especially for an end to nuclear weapons tests.

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to: CRICK, FRANCIS HARRY COMPTON, Great Britain, Institute of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1916; WATSON, JAMES DEWEY, U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1928; and WILKINS, MAURICE HUGH FREDERICK, Great Britain, University of London, b. 1916: "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance for information transfer in living material"


LANDAU, LEV DAVIDOVICH, USSR, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, b. 1908, d. 1968: "for his pioneering theories for condensed matter, especially liquid helium"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Frank Loesser & Abe Burrows ... "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Fiction: Edwin O'Connor ... "The Edge of Sadness"

History: Lawrence H. Gibson ... "The Triumphant Empire: Thunderclouds Gather in the West"

International Reoprting: Walter Lippmann ... "New York Herald Tribune Syndicate"

National Reporting: Nathan G. Caldwell & Gene S. Graham ... "Nashville Tennessean"

Public Service: "Panama City (FL) News-Herald"

Most Popular Books


1."Ship of Fools"... Katherine Anne Porter. Little, Brown

2."Dearly Beloved" ...Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Harcourt, Brace & World

3."A Shade of Difference"... Allen Drury. Doubleday

4."Youngblood Hawke"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday

5."Franny and Zooey" ...J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown

6."Fail-Safe"...Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. McGrawHill

7."Seven Days in May"...Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II.

Harper & Row

8."The Prize"... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster

9."The Agony and the Ecstasy"... Irving Stone. Doubleday

10. "The Reivers"... William Faulkner. Random House


1."Calories Don't Count" ...Dr. Herman Taller. Simon & Schuster

2."The New English Bible: The New Testament"...

Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press

3."Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book: New Edition"...Meredith Publishing Co.

4."0 Ye Jigs & Juleps! "...Virginia Cary Hudson. Macmillan

5."Happiness Is a Warm Puppy"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined Productions

6."The Joy of Cooking: New Edition"... Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. Bobbs-Merrill

7."My Life in Court"... Louis Nizer. Doubleday

8."The Rothschilds"...Frederic Morton. Atheneum Publishers

9."Sex and the Single Girl"...Helen Gurley Brown. Bernard Geis

10. "Travels with Charley"... John Steinbeck. Viking Press

Most Popular Television Shows

1. The Beverly Hill Billies (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)