Saturday 15 December 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gianluca Farina and Tim Gaines.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
L'eclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Höhlenkinder.
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 15 December 1962 ?
- Gianluca Farina: Italian athlete, winner of a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics for rowing in a two-man team.
- Tim Gaines: American bass player (Stryper and SinDizzy).
- Simon Hodgkinson: English rugby player and coach.
- Charles Laughton: British-American actor, onscreen from 1927, one of the most powerful and versatile character actors in film and theater.
- Storm over North Sea. Belgian pirate radio station Radio Uylenspiegel is knocked off the airwaves, never to operate again.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
- The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro)
- Dee Dee Sharp - Ride
- Esther Phillips Little Esther - Release Me
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
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