So What Happened the Year I was Born?

For no good reason today I decided to see what all transpired the year I was born.

For starters it was a Tuesday in 1962 when I was brought into this world. The month would have been October.

And a lot of things happened that year that I was oblivious to at less than a year old…


  1. Marilyn Monroe is found dead…
  2. First Beatles single “Love Me Do” is released…
  3. Cuban Missile Crisis…
  4. John Glenn Orbits the Earth…
  5. First Wal-Mart store is opened…
  6. Average Cost of a New House – $12,500…
  7. Average Cost of a New Car – $3,125…
  8. Gas was 28 cents a gallon…
  9. President Kennedy Proposes a Consumer Bill of Rights…
  10. Seattle’s Space Needle is Completed…
  11. Spiderman Makes His First Appearance in a Comic…
  12. US Navy Seals are Created…
  13. First Kmart opens…

Leave a comment with the date you were born and something significant that happened that year…. You can’t get that information at


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    • Danetra Bailey on December 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I was born in 1976. Bicentennial year for the USA! Born on Super Bowl Sunday in January!! The Steelers beat the Cowboys that day. Apple Computer Company was started by Steve Jobs.
    Average income: $16,000
    Cost of gas: 59 cents per gallon
    The $2 bill was issued.
    The movie “Rocky” was released.

    • Ron Webster on December 27, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    1948, February

    • NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars at Daytona Beach
    Born This Year
    • Alice Cooper February 4th — Allen Park, Michigan, U.S.
    Al Gore March 31st — Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Andrew Lloyd Webber March 22nd — Kensington, London, England
    Olivia Newton-John September 26th — Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
    Ozzy Osbourne December 3rd — Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
    Donna Summer December 31st — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    James Taylor March 12th — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    • Porsche is founded
    • U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
    Polaroid Land Camera
    • The First Polaroid Camera
    Cost of Living 1948

    Average Cost of new house $7,700.00
    Average wages per year $2,950.00
    Cost of a gallon of Gas 16 cents
    Average Cost of a new car $1,250.00
    Loaf of Bread 14 cents
    LB of Hamburger Meat 45 cents
    Movie Ticket 60 Cents
    Cauliflower 15 cents per head
    Chewing Gum 12 cents for 3
    Coffee 85 cents for 2 pound bag
    Onions 49 cents 10 pounds
    Pork and Beans 25 cents for 2 cans
    Pork Roast 39 Cents per pound

    • Sandra Stutts on December 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Harry S. Truman was president.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president.
    The Korean War was ongoing.
    Mad Magazine made its debut.
    Telephone area codes introduced.
    Airbag was invented.
    Barcode invented and received patent in October 1952.
    Milk cost 83 cents/gallon.
    Tomato Soup 2 Cans/25 cents
    Grapefruit 6/25 cents
    Bread – Loaf/12 cents


    • Kathy Stampley on January 2, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    1960: John F Kennedy was elected and the United States entered the Vietnam War.

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