Friday 20 April 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, 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.
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Which were the important events of 20 April 1962 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Hank the Angry Dwarf: American comedian and actor (d. 2001).
- Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr (AKA: Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf), American radio personality (d. 2001).
- Olivier Petre-Grenouilleau: French historian, a specialist in the history of slavery.
- NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
- New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
- OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers
- May ndash The Hulk debuts with ''The Incredible Hulk'' #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
- Norwich City wins the English League Cup, beating Rochdale in the final.
- Dayton Hudson Corporation opens the first of its Target discount stores in Roseville, Minnesota.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
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