Saturday 7 April 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Robert and Andy Hampsten in Columbus.
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.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, 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.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 7 April 1962 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Alain Robert: French rock and urban climber.
- Andy Hampsten in Columbus: Ohio, USA; cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Bonny Warner in Mount Baldy: California, USA; lugist.
- Andrew ''Andy'' Hampsten: American cyclist.
- Ram Gopal Varma: Indian film director & producer.
- Kristina Bach: German singer with a 3 1/2 octave vocal range.
- Jon Cruddas: English lawyer and politician
- Andrew Hampsten: American cyclist
- Hugh O'Connor: Italian-American actor (d. 1995)
- Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail.
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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