Monday 1 January 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1962 ?
- Jana Angelakis: American fencer, member of the U.S.
- Ravshanbek Aliyev: Kirgiz -- Cosmonaut.
- Thierry Rolland: French judge.
- Anton Muscatelli: Italian-Scottish economist and academic.
- Ari Up: German musician (The Slits) (d. 2010).
- Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.
- Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium.
- United States Navy SEALs established.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 1 January 1962 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?