Wednesday 21 March 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Broderick in New York City and Paolo Belli.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel.
In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 Two of a Kind.
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 March 1962 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Matthew Broderick in New York City: New York; actor (Inspector Gadget, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, WarGames, Biloxi Blues).
- Paolo Belli: Italian singer and television presenter.
- Rosie O'Donnell: American actress, comedienne and talk show host, immensely popular.
- Matthew Broderick: Movie Actor.
- Kathy Greenwood: Canadian actress and screenwriter.
- Mark Waid: American comic book writer
- Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in the Netherlands for birth control
- Dutch RC Bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
- A bear becomes the first creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- The Sensations - Let Me In
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Roy Orbison - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Don & Juan - What's Your Name
- Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
- James Darren - Her Royal Majesty
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