Monday 10 December 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 10 December 1962 ?
- Rakhat Aliyev: Kazakh politician and diplomat (d. 2015).
- John de Wolf: former Dutch International footballer.
- Scott Capurro: American gay stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice-over talent.
- Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years
- David Lean's epic film ''Lawrence of Arabia'', featuring Peter O' Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, and Anthony Quinn premieres in London. Six days later, it opens in the U.S.
- In West Germany, a coalition government of Christian Democrats, Christian Socialists, and Free Democrats is formed.
- The last execution by hanging in Canada takes place.
- U.S. spacecraft Mariner 2 flies by Venus, becoming the first probe to successfully transmit data from another planet.
- The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci ''Mona Lisa'' was assessed for insurance purposes at US$100 million, before the painting toured the United States for several months. It is the highest insurance value for a painting in history. However, the Louvre chose to spend the money that would have been spent on the insurance premium on security instead.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
- Dee Dee Sharp - Ride
- The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) - The Tijuana Brass
- Esther Phillips Little Esther - Release Me
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