Saturday 17 February 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lou Diamond Phillips and Hennie Meijer soccer player (Cambuur L.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler).
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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!.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Lou Diamond Phillips: American actor.
- Hennie Meijer soccer player (Cambuur L: FC Heerenveen).
- Samuel Bayer: American music video director.
- Cheryl Jacques: American politician; the openly gay mother of two boys, Jacques has been a member of the Massachusetts Senate since 1993.
- Lou Phillips: American actor and director.
- David McComb: Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Triffids and The Blackeyed Susans) (d. 1999)
- Storm in Hamburg, Germany, kills 265.
- Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points versus Saint Louis Hawks.
- Beach Boys introduce a new musical style with their hit "Surfin".
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
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