Thursday 12 April 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
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 in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1962 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Art Alexakis: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actor (Everclear Colorfinger and The Easy Hoes).
- Carlos Sainz: Spanish race car driver.
- Nobuhiko Takada: Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler founded Hustle.
- San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 12 April 1962 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?