Sunday 19 August 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka.
In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, 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.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Valérie Kaprisky: French actress, of Polish ancestry on her mother's side, and of Turkish and Argentine descent on her father's side.
- Kim Shipman: Athens, Pennsylvania -- LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th).
- Michael J Massimino: Oceanside, New York -- PhD / Astronaut.
- Valerie Kaprisky: Paris, France -- Actress (Breathless, Public Woman).
- Raimonds Vilde: Latvian volleyball player and coach.
- Toll Yagami: Japanese drummer (Buck-Tick)
- Tammy Bruce: American political commentator
- Jörg Kressing: Swiss beauty consultant, former TV moderator. (
- Kerstin Hesselgren: 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
- Homer Blancos plays the finest round in golf, shooting a 55.
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