Saturday, December 31, 2011

On This Day 49 Years Ago......

My father got a GREAT year-end tax deduction.

Other things that were happening in 1962:

(I found this below info "HERE" )
(Its kinda neat to see what was going on in the year of your birth)

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". 

Cost of Living 1962

How Much things cost in 1962
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.20%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 3.6%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 652
Average Cost of new house $12,500.00
Average Income per year $5,556.00
Average monthly rent $110.00 per month
Tuition to Harvard University $1,520.00
All Wheel Drive Scout off road $2,150.00
Renault Imported car $1,395.00
Average Cost of a new car $3,125.00
Eggs per dozen 32 cents
Gas per Gallon 28 cents

Factory Workers Average Take Home Pay with 3 dependents
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling

Average House Price
New Ford Cortina 591  

Popular Culture

  • Beatles Turned Down By Decca Records

  • Release of first Beatles recording: the single "Love Me Do"

  • Andy Warhol's famous painting of a can of soup

  • Beverly Hill Billies is on TV

  • The Dick Van Dyke show on TV

  • Johnny Carson begins as presenter for The Tonight Show

  • Popular Films
    • West Side Story
    • Spartacus
    • El Cid
    • Lawrence of Arabia
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Popular Singers
    • The Beatles
    • Bob Dylan
    • Chubby Checker
    • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    • Neil Sedaka
    • Roy Orbison
    • Shirley Bassey

    • Marilyn Monroe is found dead on August 5th after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills
    • Rioting on University of Mississippi campus following Black student James Meredith attempting to enroll ending when federal troops and U.S. marshals take control.
    • The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by by Sam Walton in Bentonville Arkansas
    United States / Canada
    • The Columbus Day Storm ( 12th October ) strikes Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
    • Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the 1962 World Cup
    • The first US rocket Ranger IV lands on the moon on April 26th
    • First Ever Flavored Crisps / Chips sold Salt and Vinegar
    • The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation
    • Burundi Gains Independence From Belgium
    • East German Border Guards shoot attempted escapee Peter Fechter and leave him to die on the Berlin Wall
    • The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan
    • Air France Boeing 707 crashes on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris
    • John H. Glenn, Jr., becomes first American to orbit the earth during Friendship 7 orbit.
    • Oral Polio Vaccine developed by Albert Sabin given to millions of children to combat Polio
    • Algeria Gains Independence From France
    • Jamaica Gains Independence From Great Britain
    • Brazil wins the 1962 World Cup in Chili


    1. Heh... tax deduction. Happy birthday!

    2. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing.

    3. Happy birthday Pissed. Sure would be nice to see those prices again...

    4. @David THANKS!!
      @Craig THANKS!!

    5. Have a great birthday, Pissed!

      I've been to Bentonville, Ark. once, or as I called it, Into the Belly of the Beast (since I work at Target).

      I bought a DVD of "El Cid" earlier this year, since I was interested in watching it again. Only recalled a tiny snippet of the film from when we watched it in Spanish 3 in high school.

    6. Happy Birthday, and have a happy National Hangover Day tomorrow.


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