Wednesday 21 February 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Foster Wallace and Ross King.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler).
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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.
On TV people were watching Benny Hill.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 February 1962 ?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- David Foster Wallace: American writer (d. 2008).
- Ross King: Scottish popular host, TV presenter and many series of radio and TV to his credit.
- Gary Plummer: American athlete, a pro basketball player who began his short career in 1984.
- Vanessa Feltz: English journalist and actress.
- Chuck Palahniuk: American journalist and author.
- David Wallace: American author and academic (d. 2008)
- Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen, Netherlands.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
- Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear
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