U.S. President:  John F. Kennedy

Cost of Gas: $0.31/gallon 

Top of the Charts:

  • Elvis Presley - "Return to Sender" 
  • Ray Charles - "I Can't Stop Loving You" 
  • Book T. and the M.G.s - "Green Onions" 

Top Movies:

  • Lawrence of Arabia 
  • The Longest Day 
  • The Music Man 
  • To Kill a Mockingbird 

Top News:

  • Algeria gains its independence from France 
  • Cuban Missile Crisis occurs 
  • John Glenn becomes first astronaut to orbit Earth
  • Marilyn Monroe dies at the age of 36
  • Pope John XXIII holds the second Vatican council