Saturday 26 May 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Genie Francis in Englewood and Colin Vearncombe.
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 26 May 1962 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Genie Francis in Englewood: New Jersey, USA; actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence).
- Colin Vearncombe: rocker (Black - "Wonderful Like").
- Bob[cat] Goldthwait in Syracuse: New York, USA; comedian (Police Academy, Scrooged).
- Nadia Bengala: Italian actress and showgirl, crowned Miss Italy in 1988.
- Genie Francis: American actress and soap's most famous teenage star.
- Bobcat Goldthwait: American actor seen in the "Police Academy" series 2, 3 and 4. Goldthwait lends his unique voice to a
- Black : English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- All American closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
- Acker Bilk's Stranger On The Shore becomes the first British recording to reach number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.
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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