Wednesday 9 May 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles.
In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits.
Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, 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 9 May 1962 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Dave Gahan: British musician, a member of the rock group Depeche Mode and their lead singer.
- John Corbett: American actor.
- Paul Heaton: English singer-songwriter (The Housemartins and The Beautiful South).
- Paul Heaton rocker (The Housemartins - "Happy Hour: Over There").
- Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
- Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Walter Brennan - Old Rivers
- Jay and the Americans - She Cried
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Ernie Maresca - Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
- Twist, Twist Senora - Gary U.S. Bonds
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