Cuban missile crisis. Calvin College's knollcrest campus opens to students. New planetarium opens at the museum. New $6.5 million post office opens for business. Steketees Department Store celebrates its first 100 years.

A parade featuring 76 trombones and launching of a 7-foot rocket from Campau Square kicks off the campaign. The drive tops goal for the first time in 9 years. 14 Loaned Executives have been released from their work for the equivalent of two weeks to help with the campaign.