Friday 20 July 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Shoot the Piano Player, directed by Franois Truffaut, 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 20 July 1962 ?
- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Carlos Alazraqui: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Giovanna Amati: Italian race car driver.
- Julie Bindel: English journalist author and academic.
- Lee Harris: English drummer (Talk Talk and .
- Samir Kuntar: Lebanese militant (d. 2015).
- George MacAulay Trevelyan: English royal historian, dies at 86.
- Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
- France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
- US President John Kennedy prohibits the importation of any rare gold coins except under license issued by the Office of Domestic Gold and Silver Operations.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
- Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
- Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
- Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry
- Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) - Dee Dee Sharp
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