Wednesday 3 January 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ulrike Lang and Gavin Hastings.
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.
On TV people were watching Hollywood Special.
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 3 January 1962 ?
- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Ulrike Lang: Writer.
- Gavin Hastings: WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores).
- Darren Daulton: US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies).
- Telma Lip: Brazilian transvestite from the time he was a teen, considered a rival to gorgeous model Roberta Close.
- Hermann Lux: German footballer and manager (d. 1962).
- Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
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