Tuesday 17 April 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nancy Hogshead and Marianna Efstratiou.
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 François 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.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
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 17 April 1962 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Nancy Hogshead: Iowa City -- Swimmer (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist) / model (jockey).
- Marianna Efstratiou: Greek singer.
- Paul Nicholls: English jockey and trainer.
- Louise Fazenda: American actress, a leading lady of the Mack Sennett era.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
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