Sunday 3 June 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Connie Price-Smith and Frédéric Lenoir.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Advise & Consent, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Big Pull.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 3 June 1962 ?
- Kevin Bokelmann - St Kevin's Day.
- Feast day of St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda.
- Roman Empire - Festival to Bellona.
- Connie Price-Smith: St. Charles, Missouri -- Discus thrower (1996 Olympics - 5th Place).
- Frédéric Lenoir: French writer, philosopher and essayist, born to René Lenoir, politician.
- David Cole: American DJ producer and songwriter (C+C Music Factory).
- Susannah Constantine: English fashion designer journalist and author.
- Dagmar Neubauer: German sprinter.
- Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
- Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal Neth
- WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130.
- An Air France Boeing 707 charter, Chateau de Sully crashes after an aborted takeoff from Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Dion - Lovers Who Wander
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Brenda Lee - Everybody Loves Me But You
- Ernie Maresca - Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
- Walter Brennan - Old Rivers
- Mary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
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