Sunday 5 August 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1962 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Richard de Groen: New Zealand cricketer.
- William Roberts: NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots).
- Patrick Ewing: American basketball player, center.
- Emmanuel Chain: French journalist and television presenter, who hosted the "Capital" business program on channel M6 from 1988 to 2003.
- Ramsay Gilderdale: English actor producer and screenwriter.
- Otis Thorpe: NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
- Marilyn Monroe: American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
- 1st quasar located by radio
- Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
- UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Little Eva - The Loco-Motion
- The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi
- Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
- Ray Stevens - Ahab, The Arab
- Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
- Theme From Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) - Richard Chamberlain
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