Sunday 8 April 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] in Lafayette and Evan Davis.
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 8 April 1962 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] in Lafayette: Indiana, USA; guitarist (Guns N' Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle").
- Evan Davis: British journalist and television presenter.
- Koen Moortel: Belgian physicist, writer, translator, astrologer, photographer and computer programmer.
- Izzy Stradlin: Guitarist.
- Paddy Lowe: English engineer.
- Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France.
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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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