Monday 22 January 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Mailhouse in New Haven and Choi Min-sik.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters.
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 22 January 1962 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- Robert Mailhouse in New Haven: Connecticut, USA; actor (Brian - Days of Our Lives).
- Choi Min-sik: South Korean actor.
- Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu: Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
- Peter Lohmeyer: German actor.
- Jimmy Herring: American guitarist (Widespread Panic The Dead and Phil Lesh and Friends).
- Huw Irranca-Davies: Welsh lawyer and politician
- Eric Schaeffer: American actor and director
- Sirous Ghayeghran: Iranian footballer and manager (d. 1998)
- The East German government readopts conscription.
- The Organisation armée secrète (OAS) bombs the French Foreign Ministry.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Dion - The Wanderer
- The Shirelles - Baby It's You
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
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