Sunday 23 December 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jerry Reynolds and Great Muta.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes.
In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 23 December 1962 ?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
- Jerry Reynolds: NBA guard / forward (Milwaukee Bucks).
- Great Muta: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Bertrand Gachot: Belgian race car driver.
- Stefan Hell: Romanian-German physicist and chemist Nobel Prize laureate.
- Kang Je-gyu: South Korean director producer and screenwriter.
- Keiji Mutoh: Japanese wrestler and actor
- Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
- Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- Esther Phillips Little Esther - Release Me
- Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine
- Dion - Love Came To Me
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