Monday 15 January 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Margherita Buy .
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 Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
- Margherita Buy: Italian actress who is a seven-time David di Donatello Awards winner and seven-time Nastro d'argento winner.
- Kenneth MacKenna: Actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62.
- 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4).
- Dutch and Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay, New Guinea.
- Portugal abandons the U.N. General Assembly due to the debate over Angola.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- 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
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Sue Thompson - Norman
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