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Events of 1962
Man, did a lot of stuff happen that year. Do you remember any of it?
Last updated: January 21, 2013
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January 21, 2013
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The Soviets build missile bases in this Western Hemisphere country.
This blonde starlet dies of an overdose of sleeping pills.
The first of this discount store chain opens in Rogers, Ark.
The first store of this “blue-light special” chain opens in Michigan.
Floods in northern Germany kill over 300 in this large city.
Troops quell rioting at this state’s leading university as it integrates.
This north-African country gains independence from France.
This Ohioan becomes the first American in orbit.
John Glenn, Jr.
Albert Sabin develos an oral vaccine against this disease.
This group releases its first single,“Love Me Do.”
This artist paints a can of soup.
This sitcom premiers: “a story ‘bout a man named Jed [Clampett]”
This comic begins a 30-year reign as Tonight Show host.
This movie is released, starring Peter O’Toole, set in the middle East.
Lawrence of Arabia
This material is used in breast implants for the first time.
This man (and jacket namesake) becomes leader of India.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Twelve East Germans escape through a tunnel under this structure.
Members of this acrobatic family are killed when their pyramid collapses.
This star of “Ghost,” “G.I. Jane,” and “Striptease” is born.
Jan 22, 2013
18/19. Missed Wallendas.
Oct 22, 2017
Aced it with 2:47 remaining. I was 8 years old in 1962, but clearly I was paying attention. Great quiz. Thanks.
Aug 20, 2018
Great quiz! - Though I could kick myself for missing Hamburg.
Nov 24, 2018
Got Hamburg this time, but missed the Wallendas. Also realized for the first time that Marilyn Monroe died a scarce two months (End of May to the first week in August) after singing "Happy Birthday" to JFK.
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