Wednesday 17 October 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1962 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- John Dorge: Australian basketball center (1996 Olympics).
- Bill Robertson: American police officer, shot and killed by a sniper while patrolling in a marked police van in September 1994.
- Mike Judge: American cartoonist, filmmaker and voice actor.
- Natalia Goncharova: Russian painter costume designer and illustrator (d. 1962).
- Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Sherry
- The Crystals - He's A Rebel
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- Nat King Cole - Ramblin' Rose
- Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break A Heart
- The Contours - Do You Love Me
- Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
- Chris Montez - Let's Dance
- Frank Ifield - I Remember You
- Dickey Lee - Patches
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