Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

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Associated Press Athlete of 1962:  Maury Wills and Dawn Fraser



Professional Sports 1962



1962 Baseball

New York Yankees win 4 games to 3 over the San Francisco Giants. The Series MVP was Ralph Terry, New York.



1962 Football


AFL 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

1962 Basketball

Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers


wilt chamberlain 1962


Wilt 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

Most Valuable Player: Jacques Plante, Montreal Canadiens


1962 Golf


The Masters - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Jack Nicklaus
British Open - Arnold Palmer
PGA Championship - Gary Player



1962 Boxing



Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson two minutes into the first round to become World Heavyweight Champion.


1962 World Cup



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.


1962 Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby - Decidedly
Preakness Stakes - Greek Money
Belmont Stakes - Jaipur


College Sports 1962


1962 Football


Heisman Trophy: Terry Baker Oregon State - Quarterback

Cotton Bowl - Texas 12, Mississippi 7

Orange Bowl - LSU 25, Colorado 7

Rose Bowl - Minnesota 21, UCLA 3

Sugar Bowl - Alabama 10, Arkansas 3

National college football championship: USC


1962 Basketball

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: Cincinnati wins 71-59 over Ohio St.

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Sixties Pizzazz


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.


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