Friday 12 January 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Emanuele Pirro and Joe Quesada.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, 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.
On TV people were watching Hollywood Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1962 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Emanuele Pirro: Italian former Formula One driver and five time Le Mans 24-hour winner.
- Joe Quesada: American author and illustrator.
- Richie Richardson: Antiguan cricketer and bass player.
- Luna Vachon: American-Canadian wrestler and manager (d. 2010).
- The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
- Connie Francis - When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Cliff Richard - The Young Ones
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Mr Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
- Billy Fury - I'd Never Find Another You
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