Sunday 21 January 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anne Bossy and Marie Trintignant.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, 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 Room for One More.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 21 January 1962 ?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Anne Bossy: French engineer who was president of the Girl Guides in France from 1999 to 2004.
- Marie Trintignant: French actress, and daughter of noted actor Jean-Louis Trintingnant and actress/director Nadine Marquand Trintingant.
- Maurizio Vanadia: Italian main dancer of Scala theater and fiancé of Marina Berlusconi in 2002 (daughter of the premier).
- Tyler Cowen: American economist and academic.
- Brian Hildebrand: American wrestler referee and manager (d. 1999).
- JFK arrives in Uruguay
- Snow falls in San Francisco
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Sue Thompson - Norman
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