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In 1962...

 

  • The Flintstones were only 2 years old.

  • John F. Kennedy was President of the United States.

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis had everyone on pins and needles.

  • West Side Story won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

  • Moon River by Henry Mancini won Record and Song of the year at the Grammy Awards.

  • John H. Glenn, Jr. was the first American to orbit the earth.

  • Unimation introduced the first industrial robot.

  • Mariner II, the first interplanetary probe reached Venus.

  • The Kentucky Derby Champion was Decidedly (eight years before Secretariat was born.

  • The cost of a first class stamp was $0.04. That's right, 4 cents!

  • The first unmanned Subway train was introduced in New York City.

  • The Twist dance was deemed "impure" and banned from Catholic Schools.

  • The World Population was 3.136 billion, today; 6.8 billion.

  • A gallon of gas cost about $0.28 - 28 cents a gallon!

  • Tuition to Harvard was about $1500.00

  • The Beatles released their first record "Love Me Do".

  • The first live trans-atlantic television signal was broadcast.

  • The average house cost about $3000 - new about $12,000.00.

  • Andy Warhol released his famous Soup Can painting.

  • Last but not least, we started casting Pieta statues for the Vatican display at the 1964/1965 World's Fair



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