Athlete of 1962: Maury Wills and Dawn Fraser
Professional Sports 1962
New York Yankees win 4 games to 3 over the San Francisco Giants.
The Series MVP was Ralph Terry,
Championship: Dallas Texans won
20-17 over the Houston Oilers in double overtime
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 16-7
over the New York Giants
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3
over the Los Angeles Lakers
Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors
scored 100 points against the New York Knicks.
1962 NHL - Hockey
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs won 4 games to 2
over the Chicago Blackhawks Leading scorer: Bobby Hull, Chicago Blackhawks
Valuable Player: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens.
The Masters - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Jack Nicklaus
British Open - Arnold Palmer
PGA Championship - Gary Player
Sonny Liston knocks out
Floyd Patterson two minutes into the first round to become World
The World Cup is played every four years with the 16 top teams in the world. Chile hosted in 1962.Though Brazil's Pelé, the hero of 1958, was injured in the first match against Czechoslovakia, Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the
1962 World Cup. 1962 came the famous Battle of Santigo where host team Chile and the Italians played to injure. The Italians were finally escorted out under police guard.
The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.
Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.
Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.
We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.
These websites are safe for Middle school and above.
Other Pizzazz Sites
Sixties Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Seventies Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.