Sunday 7 January 1962
It was Sunday, 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.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, 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..
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 7 January 1962 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Aleksandr Dugin: Russian sociologist and philosopher.
- Jeff Montgomery in Wellston: Ohio, USA; pitcher (Kansas City Royals).
- Hallie Todd: Actress (Check is in the Mail).
- Ron Rivera: Coach.
- Jeff Montgomery: American professional baseball player, he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals.
- Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno fails.
- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock.
- AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27.
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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
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Cliff Richard - The Young Ones
- Mr Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Billy Fury - I'd Never Find Another You
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
Make this date unforgettable
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 7 January 1962 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?