Saturday 24 March 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Penny Hammel in Decatur and Angele Dubeau.
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 24 March 1962 ?
- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- Penny Hammel in Decatur: Illinois, USA; LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 1989).
- Angele Dubeau: Canadian violinist.
- Star Jones: American attorney and TV personality, one-time co-host of the popular daytime TV talk show, "The View.
- Angèle Dubeau: Canadian violinist.
- Irina Meszynski: German discus thrower.
- Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
- Benny Paret is knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies ten days later.
- OAS leader Edmond Jouhaud is arrested in Oran.
- France shortens the term for military service from 26 months to 18.
- ''Baker v. Carr'': The U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal courts can order state legislatures to reapportion seats.
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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