On this date in 1962, the first trans oceanic television transmission occurred. The Telstar Satellite relayed the first signals between Britain and the United States. The first formal broadcast ocurred on July 23rd when JFK spoke. I remember that event. They also whipped Queen Elizabeth into that broadcast though I haven’t been able to find a complete copy. Telstar was the first privately owned satellite to go into orbit.
Telstar was also the first artificial moon to get its own instrumental:
And but five years later a tribute to its composer was produced (Verbage starts at about the 2 minute mark.).
For you whipper snappers who wonder what we old farts had to put up with in the day of 45 RPM fidelity, listen here: