Sunday 30 September 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
The Bad Sleep Well, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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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- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day
- September 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Translation Day
- Botswana - Independence Day (1966)
- RC Saints - Saint Jerome
- French Republican Calendar - Panais (Parsnip) Day, ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Dave Magadan: Tampa, Florida -- 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs).
- George Jamison: NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs).
- Leon Hutten: Soccer player (RKC).
- Prosenjit Chatterjee: Indian actor director and producer.
- Marley Marl: American rapper and producer (Juice Crew).
- Frank Rijkaard: Surinam / Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
- JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
- KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
- KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
- New York Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play and beat New York 5-1
- James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
- Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez founds the United Farm Workers.
- Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of NBC's ''Tonight Show'', a post he would hold for 30 years.
- The French National Assembly censures the proposed referendum to sanction presidential elections by popular mandate Prime Minister Georges Pompidou resigns, but President de Gaulle asks him to stay in office.
- ''Dr. No'', the first James Bond film, premieres in UK theaters.
- The Beatles release their first single for EMI, ''Love Me Do''.
- The German magazine ''Der Spiegel'' publishes an article about the Bundeswehr's poor preparedness the Spiegel scandal erupts.
- Algeria is accepted into the United Nations.
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