Wednesday 4 April 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Follow That Dream, directed by Gordon Douglas, 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.
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Which were the important events of 4 April 1962 ?
- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Neven Ilic Alvarez: Chilean businessman and sports leader.
- Craig Adams: English bass player and songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy The Mission The Alarm Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate).
- Kailasho Devi: Indian social worker and politician.
- Ava Fabian: Brewster, New York -- Playmate (Aug, 1986) / actress (Cafe Nostra).
- Marco Giovannetti: Italian cyclist.
- Anita Renfroe: American comedian
- Tina Tombs in MontrTal: QuTbec, Canada; LPGA golfer (1990 Jamie Farr Toledo).
- Sherrin Smyers in Newcastle: Australia; LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th).
- James Hanratty: British homicide; a petty criminal, he was illiterate and feeble minded.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Roy Orbison - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
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