Friday 25 May 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amy Read and Amy Read in Birmingham.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk.
In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits.
Lonely Are the Brave, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
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 25 May 1962 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
- Amy Read: Birmingham, Michigan -- Golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th).
- Amy Read in Birmingham: Michigan, USA; golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th).
- Rick Nattress: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Gilles Bouleau: French TV presenter (anchor) of the daily news on TF1, TV private channel, he replaced Laurence Ferrari in June 2012, just aged 50.
- Jean-Paul Chiaroni: French rally co-driver, world champion with Philippe Bugalski in the Citroën Xsara WRC (2001-2003).
- Ric Nattress: Canadian ice hockey player coach and manager
- Isley Brothers release Twist & Shout
- US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
- American unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week.
- US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric).
- The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
- The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Walter Brennan - Old Rivers
- Brenda Lee - Everybody Loves Me But You
- Jay and the Americans - She Cried
- Jimmy Dean - P.T. 109
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Dion - Lovers Who Wander
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