Thursday 4 January 1962
It was Thursday, 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 4 January 1962 ?
- Spaghetti Day
- Ogoni Day
- The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Martin McAloon: rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good).
- Joe Kleine NBA center (Phoenix Suns: Chicago Bulls).
- Laila Eloui: Egyptian actress.
- Andre Rouvoet: Dutch politician.
- Peter Steele: Peter Steele was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
- Patrick Cassidy in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall).
- Patrick Cassidy: American actor and noted family, the son of Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy. A musical actor, he played in the TV drama "Something in Common," November 1986.
- Robin Guthrie: Scottish singer, bass player, guitar, keyboard and drums for the group, "Cocteau Twins;" one of the founding members from it's inception in November 1981.
- Natalya Bochina: Russian sprinter
- Harlan Coben: American author
- Laila Elwi: Egyptian actress
- Joe Kleine: American basketball player and coach
- André Rouvoet: Dutch educator and politician Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Hans Lammers: German judge and politician (d. 1962).
- 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
- New York City introduces the first automated subway train that operates without a crew on-board.
- New York City introduces a subway train that operates without a crew on board.
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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
Make this date unforgettable
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 4 January 1962 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?