CFPL Timeline - 1962


“You are about to start a journey in time… a journey in which the landmarks are events in the last 12 months….Television News is your “window on the world.” For the next hour, the window becomes a mirror – a “looking-glass”, if you like, through which we invite you to step to begin the journey. Unlike the famous in literature, the events beyond aren’t fantasy… they’re real: some of them, in some way, involved you.”

Images from CFPL News 1962

National and International News Stories of 1962:


  • Alouette 1, Canada's first satellite is launched. Canada becomes the third country to reach space.

  • Andy Warhol's screen print Campbell's Soup Can is part of his first exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. He displays one canvas for each of the 32 types of Campbell's soup and will sell the complete set for $1000.

  • Hollywood screen icon, Marilyn Monroe is found dead with an empty bottle of Nembutal sleeping pills by her side. The corner would later say that the circumstances indicated suicide.

  • Marine biologist, Rachel Carson publishes “Silent Spring” calling attention to the threat that toxic chemicals pose to people and the environment.

  • President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev face off over the Cuban Missile Crisis. Khrushchev ultimately gives in to Kennedy's demands. The event has been characterized as "The most dangerous moment in human history."

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Story Citations:


Film footage

This Was 1962 – Year End Show 1962 (excerpts)
black and white 16mm motion picture film, silent and sound
Reference Code: F 4396-2-1-9
Archives of Ontario



Scripts

This Was 1962 – Year End Show 1962 (excerpts)
news script
Reference Code: F 4396-2-2
Archives of Ontario