Thursday 15 March 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Baio in Brooklyn and Steve Coy.
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.
Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 15 March 1962 ?
- International Day Against Police Brutality
- Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
- Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
- For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
- Constitution Day in Belarus
- National holiday in Hungary celebrating the 1848 Revolution. (See also Public holidays in Hungary)
- World Consumer Rights Day 
- In Japan, Hounen Matsuri
- Saint Clemens Maria Hofbauer (died 1820)
- Saint Lucretia
- Saint Luise of Marillac
- In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March.
- Jimmy Baio in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Billy Tate - Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps).
- Steve Coy: Rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round).
- Terrence Trent D'Arby in New York City: New York, USA; rock vocalist (Wishing Well).
- Igor Aleinikov: film maker.
- Terence Trent D'Arby: American singer.
- Arthur Compton: American physicist and joint winner, with C.T.
- No Strings opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 580 performances
- 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
- KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Wilt Chamberlain is first to score 4,000 points in an NBA season.
- Donald Jackson of Canada is first to land a triple lutz ice skate jump.
- Katangan Prime Minister Moise Tshombe begins negotiations to rejoin the Congo.
- Évian Accords: France and Algeria sign an agreement in Évian-les-Bains ending the Algerian War.
- ''Un premier amour'', sung by Isabelle Aubret (music by Claude-Henri Vic, text by Roland Stephane Valade), wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1962 for France.
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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