Friday 13 April 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Miley and Dewey Jones.
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.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 13 April 1962 ?
- Dave Miley: former baseball player and manager.
- Dewey Jones: American publisher of the "West Hollywood Weekly.
- Hillel Slovak: Israeli-born American guitarist (Anthym, What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (Born 1962).
- US steel industry forced to give up price increases.
- Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new National League record.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
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