Friday 29 June 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sharon Lawrence and Jean-Luc Fulachier.
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.
Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, 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 29 June 1962 ?
- The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
- Seychelles - Independence Day.
- Sharon Lawrence: Charlotte, North Carolina -- Actress (Civil Wars, NYPD Blue, Fired Up).
- Jean-Luc Fulachier: French senior civil servant, appointed director of the ministry responsible for Family and Children, in the cabinet of Segolene Royal.
- Amanda Donohoe: London, England -- Actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law).
- Joan Laporta: Spanish lawyer and politician.
- George Zamka: American colonel pilot and astronaut.
- 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
- Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
- JFK dines with Premier MacMillan in London
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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