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1962 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

29th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Dr. H. Vincent Mitzelfeld conducting
Michael Tippett's opera, "King Priam" has its first performance at the Coventry Festival.

POLITICS

Members of the Federal Open market Committee vote to allow Federal Reserve Banks to participate in foreign exchange markets.
The first person is killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall to freedom
Cuban Missile Crisis begins after a U-2 spy plane reveals missile bases being built in Cuba.  War is averted when an agreement is reached with Russia to remove the missiles from Cuba in exchange for the US removing similar bases in Turkey.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Hollywood film star, Marilyn Monroe, is found dead

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