Tuesday 13 March 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Liane Tooth in Sydney and Terence Blanchard.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel.
In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Viridiana, directed by Luis Buuel, 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 Benny Hill.
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 13 March 1962 ?
- Liane Tooth in Sydney: New South Wales, Australia; field hockey forward (Olympics-1996).
- Terence Blanchard: American trumpet player and composer.
- Seyhan Erözçelik: Turkish poet and author (d. 2011).
- Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty.
- Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- The Sensations - Let Me In
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- James Darren - Her Royal Majesty
- Don & Juan - What's Your Name
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Billy Joe & The Checkmates - Percolator (Twist)
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