Horror Author - Elizabeth Peake (elizabethpeake) wrote,
Horror Author - Elizabeth Peake
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1962...



In 1962 (the year you were born)


John F. Kennedy is president of the US


John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit when he circles the earth three times in the Mercury capsule Friendship 7


Cuban Missile Crisis occurs when Soviet offensive missile build-up is discovered


Cuban Missile Crisis is averted when President Kennedy and Soviet premiere Krushchev agree to remove missiles


Maryiln Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles home


The drug thalidomide is recalled when it becomes linked with severe birth defects in thousands of children worldwide


Pantyhose becomes available for sale in U.S. department stores


Jim Carrey, Sheryl Crow, Jon Bon Jovi and Tom Cruise are born


New York Yankees win the World Series


Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship


Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley cup


Lawrence of Arabia wins the Oscar for best picture


The Beatles release their first recording: the single "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"


Johnny Carson debuts as host of The Tonight Show



What Happened the Year You Were Born?


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