Tuesday 26 June 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include George P N Earl of St Andrews and Preston A Whitmore II.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Birdman of Alcatraz, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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 Sir Francis Drake.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 26 June 1962 ?
- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- Independence Day in Madagascar
- Saint Josemarfa Escriv� (d. 1975)
- George P N Earl of St Andrews: Under English Prince Edward.
- Preston A Whitmore II: American screenwriter and film director.
- Earl of St George: British royalty.
- Jerome Kersey: NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics).
- Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo, Illinois
- WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Boston Red Sox player Earl Wilson no-hits Los Angeles Angels, 2-0.
- A 2-day steel strike begins in Italy, in support of increased wages and a 5-day working week.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
- The Marvelettes - Playboy
- Johnny Crawford - Cindy's Birthday
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Emilio Pericoli - Al Di La'
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