1962 * the cars continued to evolve as more compacts appeared and sold well in the US.
The Cold War continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida in and JFK called the bluff by threatening war unless they were removed which they were but for a short time the world was on the brink of nuclear war and self destruction. The president then set a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade and became more involved in politics in Southeast Asia by training South Vietnamese pilots.
Folk music was evolving into protest music thanks to young artists like Bob Dylan and the birth of Surfing music by the beach boys grew in popularity meanwhile in England the Beatles record the single "Love Me Do".
The new hit on TV for that year was "The Beverly Hillbillies" and the first of the James Bond movies "Dr No" was an instant success, some of the other movies released included "Spartacus" and "El Cid".
1962 * Popular Singers
•Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
1962 * Born This Year
Joan Cusack News And Events From October 11th
Evander Holyfield This Day In History October 19th
Demi Moore News And Events From November 11th
Jodie Foster This Day In History November 19th
Major World Political Leaders
Australia Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies
Brazil President João Goulart
Canada Prime Minister John Diefenbaker
China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Liu Shaoqi
France President Charles de Gaulle
Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
India Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru
Italy Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani
Japan Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Mexico President Adolfo López Mateos
Russia / Soviet Union
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
South Africa Prime Minister Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
United States President John F. Kennedy
United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
The People History * Com * 1962