US GDP (1998 dollars): $585.2 billion
Federal spending: $106.82 billion
Federal debt: $302.9 billion
Consumer Price Index: 30.2
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.04
Cuban Missile Crisis: USSR to build missile bases in Cuba; Kennedy orders Cuban blockade, lifts blockade after Russia backs down (Aug.-Nov.).
James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registers at University of Mississippi (Oct. 1).
Pat Brown defeats Richard Nixon in the California gubernatorial race.
NY Yankees defeated San Francisco Giants (4-3)
Boston defeated LA Lakers (4-3)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Basketball Championship
Cincinnati defeated Ohio St. (71-59)
NCAA Football Champions
Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose at age 36.
The first transatlantic television transmission occurs via the Telstar Satellite, making worldwide television and cable networks a reality.
Best Picture: West Side Story
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg
Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, West Side Story
Best Actress: Sophia Loren, Two Women
Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno, West Side Story
Best Director: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story