Tuesday 16 January 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jan Koster and Kevin Ross NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons.
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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Which were the important events of 16 January 1962 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Jan Koster: Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool).
- Kevin Ross NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons: Kansas City Chiefs).
- Tracey Moore: voice actress.
- Denis O'Hare: TV Actor.
- Joel Fitzgibbon: Australian electrician and politician 51st Australian Minister of Defence.
- Maxine Jones: American singer-songwriter and actress (En Vogue)
- John Riedl: American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)
- Paul Webb: English bass player (Talk Talk and .O.rang)
- Shooting begins on Dr No
- Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses racial quotas
- A military coup occurs in the Dominican Republic.
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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