Wednesday 17 January 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Carrey and Nicholas Hughes.
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 17 January 1962 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Jim Carrey: Canadian-born actor and stand-up comedian.
- Nicholas Hughes: English-born son of noted parents, poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and a sucide.
- Sebastian Junger: American writer, the author of a best-selling first novel, "The Perfect Storm," 1997, the story of the 1991 sinking of a Gloucester, MA fishing boat.
- Jun Azumi: Japanese broadcaster and politician 46th Japanese Minister of Finance.
- Gerrit Achterberg: Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at age 56.
- A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
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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