Saturday 10 February 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marie Banos in Lavelanet and Piero Pelu.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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 Room for One More.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 10 February 1962 ?
- Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
- Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
- Saint Silvanus
- Saint Charalampe
- Saint Austreberta
- Blessed Arnaud
- Blessed Hugo (d. 1164)
- Italy - National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe to commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiliee and Foibe massacres.
- Jean-Marie Banos in Lavelanet: France; Canada sabre (Olympics-9/10-1988, 1992, 1996).
- Piero Pelu: Italian singer and songwriter (Litfiba).
- Cliff Burton: American musician, a song-writer and bass guitarist, and integral member of the heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until his untimely death.
- Bobby Czyz: American boxer and sportscaster.
- Randy Velischek: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Willem Paerels: Netherlands/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at age 83.
- USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel.
- Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in Los Angeles, California.
- Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
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