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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1961. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

U.S. Navy SEALs
United States Navy SEALs are activated. SEAL Team One in the Pacific Fleet & Team Two in the Atlantic Fleet more ...

February

John Glenn
While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes more ...

March

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single basketball game for Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks more ...

April

Ranger 4
As a result of a computer failure, the Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the far side of Moon without transmitting any scientific data more ...

May

Scott Carpenter
As part of Project Mercury Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth 3 times in the Aurora 7 space capsule. He lands 250 miles off target more ...

June

Alcatraz Prison
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escape from the Alcatraz Island prison. The men are never heard from again more ...

July

Telstar
AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite launched & relays live trans-Atlantic television signals more ...

August

Marilyn Monroe
Film legend Marilyn Monroe found dead from overdose of sleeping pills & chloral hydrate, officially ruled a "probable suicide" more ...

September

Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round to become the World Heavyweight Champion more ...

October

Cuban Missile Crisis At The U.N.
A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed. A stand-off then ensues for another 12 days more ...

November

Concorde Flying
Britain & France sign agreement to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner. It is now considered an aviation icon more ...

December

Lawrence Of Arabia Poster
David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" featuring Peter O' Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins & Anthony Quinn premieres more ...

Unknown Month In 1962

1962
Marilyn Monroe dies from overdose - Telstar launched - John Glenn first American to orbit Earth - Agreement to create Concorde more ...
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