Saturday 14 April 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
Whistle Down the Wind, directed by Bryan Forbes, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 April 1962 ?
- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- James Carpenter in Canton: Connecticut, USA; fencer-epee (Olympics-1996).
- Scott Boman: American politician.
- Guillaume LeBlanc: Canadian race walker.
- Gunhild Krämer-Kornja: German autobiographer who was born deformed due to her mother taking thalidomide.
- John Bell: Guitarist.
- Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
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