The Greensburg Class of 1962 revisited!


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1962

Average Cost of new house $12,500.00

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

Dozen eggs 32 cents

Gallon of gas 28 cents

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

February 7th – President Kennedy places embargo of all goods coming from Cuba.

October 14th – US spy planes take photos of  the construction of Russian missiles in Cuba.

October 22nd - US Forces Go to DEFCON 3. U.S. ships take up position 500 miles offshore to blockade Cuba.

October 28th – Russian President Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.

 

Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home. First Wal-Mart store opens in Bentonville, Ark. First bag of flavored Salt and Vinegar chips sold. First K-Mart store opens in Garden City, Michigan The Beatles release their first single “Love me Do.”

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