January 1, Assistant Coaches
Ewbank designated Clive Rush, Walt Michaels, J.D. Donaldson and Chuck Knox as his assistant coaches. George Sauer, Sr. retained as head talent scout.
January 1, Training Camp
Jets move to Peekskill, NY (Peekskill Military Academy) for their first training camp.
January 1, Snell Drafted
The Jets selected Matt Snell, FB, Ohio State as their number one draft choice. Snell also drafted by the Giants of the NFL. Snell became the first number one to sign with the N.Y. team. Also signing were Dave Herman and Mike Taliaferro both drafted by Jets and Giants and high draft choices Gerry Philbin and Ralph Baker.
January 1, The Season
The Jets finished last (5-8-1) but were successful at the box office drawing 103,550 for seven games.
March 28, New Ownership
A five-man syndicate composed of David A. (Sonny) Werblin, Townsend B. Martin, Leon Hess, Donald C. Lillis and Philip H. Iselin purchased the New York franchise for $1-million (March 28).
April 15, Ewbank Chosen & Jets to Titans
Weeb Ewbank, who had been released by Baltimore, was named head coach and general manager of the team. On the same day the new owners changed the name from Titans to Jets. (April 15).
September 8, Opening Game
Boston upended Jets 38-14 in the opener at Boston College. (Sept. 8).
September 22, First Victory
Jets won their first game under new ownership as they defeated Houston 24-17 at the Polo Grounds in the home opener. Marshall Starks set AFL record with 97-yard TD return of a missed field goal. (Sept. 22).
November 24, Canceled Games
AFL calls off game on day of national mourning for President John F. Kennedy. (Nov. 24).
December 1, Shutout
Jets record first shutout in their history, a 17-0 blanking of Kansas City at the Polo Grounds. (Dec. 1).