Friday 23 March 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Johan Steur and Steve Redgrave.
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 23 March 1962 ?
- Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
- Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
- Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
- Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
- Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
- Saint Ethelwald
- Saint Victorian
- Roman Empire - The fifth and final day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva.
Famous Birthdays:23 March
- JFK visits San Francisco
- William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for US$4,625,000.
- Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes second person to play and coach.
- The Scandinavian States of the Nordic Council sign the Helsinki Convention on Nordic Co-operation.
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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