Thursday 18 October 1962
It was Thursday, 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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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Min Naing: Burmese activist.
- Jody Anschutz: Minneapolis, Minnesota -- LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic).
- Vincent Spano: American actor on stage, film and TV a swarthy leading man who has played internationally in films.
- Vincent Spano in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers).
- JFK meets Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko
- US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon.
- Dr Watson (US) and Drs Crick and Wilkins (Great Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA.
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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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