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SENIOR CLAS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS   1962  OFFICERS

Eugene Straney...President

Earl Meyers...Vice President

Tina Brown...Secretary

Hank Mattingly...Treasurer

NO MAN CAN RISE ABOVE THAT FOR WHICH HE AIMS.


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Births in 1962

February 6 - Axl Rose 

February 7 - Garth Brooks

February 11 - Sheryl Crow

March 2 - Jon Bon Jovi

March 30 - M.C. Hammer

June 19 - Paula Abdul

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President:
John F. Kennedy
Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Population: 186,537,737
Life expectancy: 70.1 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 20.2
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 18.6
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 4.8

Sports

World Series
NY Yankees d. San Francisco Giants (4-3)

NBA Championship
Boston d. LA Lakers (4-3)

Wimbledon
Women: Karen Susman d. V. Sukova (6-4 6-4)
Men: Rod Laver d. M. Mulligan (6-2 6-2 6-1)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Decidedly

NCAA Basketball Championship
Cincinnati d. Ohio St. (71-59)

NCAA Football Champions
USC (11-0-0)

Economics


US GDP (1998 dollars):   $585.2 billion
Federal spending:   $106.82 billion
Federal debt:   $302.9 billion
Consumer Price Index:   30.2
Unemployment:   6.7%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.04
World Events


  World Statistics

Population: 3.136 billion
population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Linus Pauling (US)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Edge of Sadness, Edwin O'Connor
Music: The Crucible, Robert Ward
Drama: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows

Oscars awarded in 1962
Academy Award, Best Picture: West Side Story, Robert Wise, producer (United Artists)

Nobel Prize for Literature: John Steinbeck (US)

1962 Emmy Awards

1962 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 1962
Record of the Year: "Moon River," Henry Mancini
Album of the Year: Judy at Carnegie Hall, Judy Garland (Capitol)
Song of the Year: "Moon River," Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, songwriters

Miss America: Maria Fletcher (NC)

 

Events

  • Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose at age 36.

  • The first transatlantic television transmission occurs via the Telstar Satellite, making worldwide television and cable networks a reality.

  • Johnny Carson takes over hosting duties of The Tonight Show.

Movies

  • Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Manchurian Candidate, Divorce-Italian Style

Books

  • James Baldwin, Another Country

  • Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Ficciones

  • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

  • Robert Frost, In the Clearing

  • GŁnter Grass, The Tin Drum

  • Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo' Nest

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