Saturday 13 January 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Mitchell US baseball outfielder (New York Mets and Brett Maxie NFL safety (Carolina Panthers.
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!.
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Which were the important events of 13 January 1962 ?
- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Kevin Mitchell US baseball outfielder (New York Mets: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds).
- Brett Maxie NFL safety (Carolina Panthers: Green Bay Packers).
- Trace Adkins: American country music singer-songwriter.
- Paul Higgins: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Kevin Mitchell: American baseball player.
- Ernie Kovacs: comedian ( Show), dies in a car crash in West Los Angeles, California, at age 42.
- Do Re Mi closes at St. James Theater NYC after 400 performances
- Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia Warriors scores NBA-record 73 points versus Chicago Bulls.
- Albania allies itself with the People's Republic of China.
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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