Monday 16 April 1962
It was Monday, 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 Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Jules and Jim, directed by Franois Truffaut, 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..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1962 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Anna Russo: Italian journalist.
- Douglas Elmendorf: American economist and politician.
- Ian MacKaye: American musician, (Fugazi and Minor Threat).
- Jeanne Golay in Coral Gables: Florida, USA; cyclist (Olympics-16th-1992, 1996).
- David Pate in Los Angeles: California, USA; tennis star.
- François Le Calvez: French astrologer, author of the book "L'Astrologie et l'être du verseau" (2000).
- Ian Mackaye: American singer, guitarist and record label founder. MacKaye sang for Washington D.C. punk bands Teen Idles and Minor Threat in the early 1980s and founded Dischord Records in 1981. A champion of the Do-It-Yourself ethos, MacKaye co-founded Fugazi in 1987, one of the most influential independent bands during the 1990s.
- Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become ''the most trusted man in America''.
- Brazil nationalizes US businesses.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
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