Monday 1 January 1962, NewYear’s Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ravshanbek Aliyev and Ari Up.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while But Not In Shame by John Toland was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hollywood Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1962 ?
- Ravshanbek Aliyev: Kirgiz -- Cosmonaut.
- Ari Up: German musician (The Slits) (d. 2010).
- Jana Angelakis: American fencer, member of the U.S.
- Thierry Rolland: French judge.
- Anton Muscatelli: Italian-Scottish economist and academic.
- Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.
- Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium.
- United States Navy SEALs established.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
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