Friday 5 October 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include J C Estrada and John Sala.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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 Onmitsu kenshi.
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 5 October 1962 ?
- J C Estrada: Jockey.
- John Sala: Los Angeles, California.
- Johnny Huang: Canton, China -- Table tennis player (1996 Olympics).
- Ken Noda: NYC, New York -- Pianist (Rivalry).
- Michael Alexander Conley: Chicago, Illinois -- Triple jumper (1992, 96 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Ken Noda in New York City: USA; pianist (Rivalry).
- Caron Keating: British television presenter and daughter of noted television personality Gloria Hunniford. She spent her early years in Ireland and did well in school. In November 1986, after university, she joined Blue Peter, a children's television show where she gained great popularity. From there the lovely and fashion-conscious young woman went on to host television programs including coverage of the Barcelona Olympics and her own radio show for BBC. In 1991 she married Russ Lindsay. Two years later, she
- Nityananda : Indian holy man who was one of Muktananda's two successors, the other being Chidvilasananda. After a few years, he stepped out of the Ashram, leaving the succession to his sister.
- Brad Pickett: American former actor, seen on the TV soaps "Knots Landing" and "Family Medical Center." A high-school sports jock, he worked as an electrician while pursuing an his brief acting career.
- Michael Andretti: American race car driver
- Thomas Herbst: German footballer and manager
- Beatles release their first single record "Love Me Do".
- Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Sherry
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- Nat King Cole - Ramblin' Rose
- Chris Montez - Let's Dance
- Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
- Dickey Lee - Patches
- Jimmy Clanton - Venus In Blue Jeans
- Frank Ifield - I Remember You
- Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and his Piano
- Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
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