Thursday 26 July 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Galina Chistyakova and Jody Reed.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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.
On TV people were watching The French Chef.
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 26 July 1962 ?
- Galina Chistyakova: Russian jumper (world record 1988).
- Jody Reed: Tampa, Florida -- Infielder (San Diego Padres).
- Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh: Irish fiddler and vocalist (Altan).
- Mairéad Mhaonaigh: Irish singer and fiddler (Altan T with the Maggies and String Sisters).
- Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
- Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi
- Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
- Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) - Dee Dee Sharp
- Ray Stevens - Ahab, The Arab
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