Sunday 22 April 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Denise Baldwin in Atlanta and David Wettlaufer in Kitchener.
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.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 22 April 1962 ?
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Denise Baldwin in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury).
- David Wettlaufer in Kitchener: Ontario, Canada; golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 1987).
- Brunella Borciani: Italian singer.
- Jeff Minter: English video game programmer.
- Danièle Sauvageau: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
- Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open.
- Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2.
- New York Mets tie a National League record by losing 9 straight to start season.
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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