Wednesday 12 December 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Holly Gagnier in Los Angeles and Ray Brown.
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.
Taras Bulba, directed by J. Lee Thompson, 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.
On TV people were watching Die Höhlenkinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Holly Gagnier in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (One Life to Live).
- Ray Brown: NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers).
- Tracy Austin in Rolling Hills: California, USA; tennis pro (US Open 1979, 1981).
- Tracy Austin: American National Jr.
- Arturo Barrios: Mexican-American runner.
- Peter Bergen: American-English journalist and author
- Mike Golic: American football player and radio host
- Ulrike Tillmann: German mathematician and academic
- Sid Saylor: Actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
- The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro)
- Dee Dee Sharp - Ride
- Esther Phillips Little Esther - Release Me
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
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