Radio Hits of 1962

1962 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Green Bay Packers
AFL Champions: Dallas Texans
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies): Rodney Laver/Margaret Smith
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Rod Laver/Karen Susman
NCAA Football Champions: USC
NCAA Basketball Champions: Cincinnati
Kentucky Derby: Decidedly

Fashion Icons:

Audrey Hepburn, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day.

Other Facts

October 22-28 was probably the closest we ever came to nuclear war - The Cuban Missle Crisis was officially over on November 2.
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.
"Glenn Bell's first Taco Bell opened in Downey, California.
"Heeere's Johnnny! - Ed McMahon introducing the new 'Tonight Show'.
The first computer video Game , Spacewar, was invented.
Audio cassetes were invented.
Telstar was launched as the first working communications satellite. The light-emitting diode (LED) invented Nick Holonyak, while working for General Electric.
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.
The first Vail Ski Resort opened in 1962.
The first Target (Tar-zhay) store opened in Roseville, Minnesota.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Pope John XXIII
Miss America: Maria Fletcher (Asheville, NC)
Miss USA: Macel Leilani (Hawaii)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Tammy fashion doll, Mille Bornes Card Game , LEGO Model Sets (with wheels), Boob Tube, Slinky*, Password TV Game home version, smooth & plastic wiffle bat is introduced, Limbo Party Kit.
What Was On TV:
Beverly Hillbillies (CBS), Candid Camera (CBS), The Red Skelton Show (CBS), Bonanza (NBC), The Lucy Show (CBS), The Andy Griffith Show (CBS), Ben Casey (ABC), The Danny Thomas Show (CBS), The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS), Gunsmoke (CBS).


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