Saturday 1 December 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stan Albers in Pleasant Beach and Sylvie Daigle.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Lovesick Blues by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Girls! Girls! Girls!, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Höhlenkinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1962 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Stan Albers in Pleasant Beach: New Jersey, USA; actor (Curtis - Loving).
- Sylvie Daigle: Canadian speed skater.
- Sayoko Hagiwara: Japanese actress.
- Pamela McGee: WNBA center / forward (Sacramento Monarchs).
- Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
- KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I
- The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
- The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro)
- Dee Dee Sharp - Ride
- The Crystals - He's A Rebel
- Neil Sedaka - Next Door To An Angel
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