Thursday 1 March 1962US date format: 3/1/1962, UK date format: 1/3/1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 1, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Russell Coutts and Mark Gardner in Los Angeles.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler).
In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Premature Burial, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Steptoe and Son.
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 1 March 1962 ?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Mark Gardner in Los Angeles: California, USA; pitcher (San Francisco...
- Russell Coutts: New Zealand sailor.
- Mark Gardner: American baseball player and coach.
- Bill Leen: American bass player and producer (Gin...
- Melanie Moore: American porn actress and model.
- Roscoe Ates: Actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight...
- K-Mart opens
- US / British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
- American Airlines 707 plunges nose first into Jamaica Bay, New York, killing 95.
- Uganda becomes a self-governing country.
- US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada.
- First Kmart store opens.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
- Gene McDaniels - Chip Chip
Top #10 R&B songs
- Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - Lost Someone
- The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
- Eddie Holland - Jamie
- Joe Henderson - Baby Don't Leave Me
- Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight And The Pips
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- The Shirelles - Baby It's You
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
- The Shadows - Wonderful Land
- Tell Me What He Said - Helen Shapiro
- Cliff Richard - The Young Ones
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
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