May 24 - born in Duluth, Minnesota. [Also On this Day - In the North Atlantic, the German battleship Bismarck sinks battlecruiser HMS Hood, killing all but 3 crewmen.]


Played his first gig - in a striptease joint in Central City, Colorado. Date not determined. 


February - meets Woody Guthrie for first time at Greystone Hospital, New Jersey. 


March - release of of his first album by Colombia Records, the eponymously titled Bob Dylan

October - The Cuban Missile Crisis. The confrontation ended on October 28, 1962 with agreement for dismantlement and return to USSR of the offensive weapons, in exchange for an agreement by the United States never to invade Cuba. 

Visited England sometime in 'winter of 1962'. 


May - release of his second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, by Colombia Records. 


January - release of his third album The Times They Are A-Changin' by Colombia Records. 

August - release of his fourth album Another Side of Bob Dylan by Colombia Records