In other news:
Russia exploded a nuclear bomb ending a 34 month moratorium on nuclear testing
Hurricane Carla struck in Texas resulting in what was called at the time, “the greatest evacuation in U.S. history.”
Hans Boehm crashed through the Brandenburg Gate in a daring escape through the Berlin wall
Richard Nixon registered his candidacy for Governor of California
South Vietnam President Diem asked for more military aid from the U.S.
It was reported that service stations were adding services other than gas and oil, such as self-service counter displays
Grandma Moses turned 101
Chrysler announced that it would be dropping fins from its 1962 line
Timothy Leary founded the International Foundation for Internal Freedom to promote LSD research
The minimum wage was raised to $1.15 an hour
Jack Parr recorded “The Tonight Show” in Berlin
President Kennedy signed the bill creating the Peace Corps.
Scott Baio was born
NBC premiered “Saturday Night at the Movies” breaking the long-standing feud between television and movies by showing films made after 1948.
The sale of color television sets doubled as NBC debuted “Walt Disney’s wonderful World of Color.”
French President de Gaulle was unharmed by a car bomb assassination attempt
The New York Times published a glowing review of a new folk singer, Bob Dylan.
TWA flight 529 crashed at Chicago’s Midway airport killing all 78 persons on board
U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in the Congo
Fidel Castro closed the last casinos in Cuba