Sunday 29 April 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 April 1962 ?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Michel Angely: French-Belgian actor and comedian, appeared in over 735 films since 1990, according to his linkedin-profile, mostly in minor roles.
- Bruce Driver: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Rob Druppers: Dutch runner.
- Robert Druppers: runner (world record 1 km indoor).
- Bruce Driver in Toronto: Ontario, Canada; NHL defenseman (New York Rangers).
- Dieter Hegen in Kaufbeuren: Germany; hockey forward (Team Germany 1998).
- 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying win.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Twist, Twist Senora - Gary U.S. Bonds
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