Wednesday 24 January 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Cupisti and Argiris Kambouris.
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!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1962 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Barbara Cupisti: Italian award-winning documentary director, considered one of the most talented documentary-women-director of her generation.
- Argiris Kambouris: Greek basketball player.
- Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
- Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
- Mickey Wright / Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
- 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany.
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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