Major Event/ Sports /Prizes



NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3
NCAA Football: USC Record: 11-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Terry Baker, oregon state, QB points: 707
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks Series: 4-2
US Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus Score: 283* Course: Oakmont CC Location: Oakmont, PA (* playoff with arnold palmer)
World Cup: Brazil vs. Czechoslovakia Score: 3-1
World Series: New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants Series: 4-3

Top Music of 1962

1."Pepermint Twist-Part I" ... Joey Dee
2."Duke of Earl" ... Gene Chandler
3."Hey! Baby" ... Bruce Channel
4."Don't Break My Heart That Loves You" ... Connie Francis
5."Jonny Angel" ... Shelley Fabares
6."Good Luck Charm" ... Elvis Presley
7."Soldier Boy" ... The Shirelles
8."Stranger on the Shore" ... Mr. Acker Bilk
9."I Can't Stop Loving You" ... Ray Charles
10."The Stripper" ... David Rose and His Orchestra

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" ... Tony Bennett
Song of the Year: "What Kind of Fool Am I" ... Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Song of the Year: "The First Family" ... Vaughn Meader
Male Vocalist: Tony Bennett ... "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
Female Vocalist: Ella Fitzgerald ... "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Riddle"

Top Movies of 1962

2. West Side Story
3. Lover Come Back
4. That Touch of Mink
5. El Cid
6. The Music Man
7. King of Kings
8. Hatari
9. The Flower Drum Song
10. The Interns

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Lawrence of Arabia"
Best Director: David Lean ... "Lawrence of Arabia"
Best Actor: Gregory Peck ... "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Best Actress: Anne Bancroft ... "The Miracle Worker"

Nobel Prizes

The prize was divided equally between: PERUTZ, MAX FERDINAND, Great Britain, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1914 ( in Vienna, Austria); and KENDREW, Sir JOHN COWDERY, Great Britain, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1917, d. 1997: "for their studies of the structures of globular proteins"

STEINBECK, JOHN, U.S.A., b. 1902, d. 1968: "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception"

PAULING, LINUS CARL, USA, b. 1901, d. 1994: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Campaigner especially for an end to nuclear weapons tests.

Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: CRICK, FRANCIS HARRY COMPTON, Great Britain, Institute of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1916; WATSON, JAMES DEWEY, U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1928; and WILKINS, MAURICE HUGH FREDERICK, Great Britain, University of London, b. 1916: "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance for information transfer in living material"

LANDAU, LEV DAVIDOVICH, USSR, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, b. 1908, d. 1968: "for his pioneering theories for condensed matter, especially liquid helium"


Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Frank Loesser & Abe Burrows ... "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Fiction: Edwin O'Connor ... "The Edge of Sadness"
History: Lawrence H. Gibson ... "The Triumphant Empire: Thunderclouds Gather in the West"
International Reoprting: Walter Lippmann ... "New York Herald Tribune Syndicate"
National Reporting: Nathan G. Caldwell & Gene S. Graham ... "Nashville Tennessean"
Public Service: "Panama City (FL) News-Herald"

Most Popular Books

1."Ship of Fools"... Katherine Anne Porter. Little, Brown
2."Dearly Beloved" ...Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Harcourt, Brace & World
3."A Shade of Difference"... Allen Drury. Doubleday
4."Youngblood Hawke"... Herman Wouk. Doubleday
5."Franny and Zooey" ...J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown
6."Fail-Safe"...Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. McGrawHill
7."Seven Days in May"...Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II.
Harper & Row
8."The Prize"... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
9."The Agony and the Ecstasy"... Irving Stone. Doubleday
10. "The Reivers"... William Faulkner. Random House
1."Calories Don't Count" ...Dr. Herman Taller. Simon & Schuster
2."The New English Bible: The New Testament"...
Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press
3."Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book: New Edition"...
Meredith Publishing Co.
4."0 Ye Jigs & Juleps! "...Virginia Cary Hudson. Macmillan
5."Happiness Is a Warm Puppy"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined
6."The Joy of Cooking: New Edition"... Irma S. Rombauer and Marion
Rombauer Becker. Bobbs-Merrill
7."My Life in Court"... Louis Nizer. Doubleday
8."The Rothschilds"...Frederic Morton. Atheneum Publishers
9."Sex and the Single Girl"...Helen Gurley Brown. Bernard Geis
10. "Travels with Charley"... John Steinbeck. Viking Press

Most Popular Television Shows

1. The Beverly Hill Billies (CBS)
2. Candid Camera (CBS)
3. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
4. Bonanza (NBC)
5. The Lucy Show (CBS)
6. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
7. Ben Cassey (ABC)
8. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
10. Gunsmoke (CBS)