Thursday 4 October 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jon Secada and Marc Minkowski.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Onmitsu kenshi.
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 4 October 1962 ?
- Jon Secada: Cuban-American singer-songwriter.
- Marc Minkowski: French conductor of classical music, especially known for his interpretations of French Baroque works.
- Aldo Sprenger: Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm).
- Dennis Cook: Lamarque, Texas -- Pitcher (Texas Rangers).
- Agnès Cromback: French business executive, the president of the jewellery companies Tiffany & Co in France and Benelux.
- Carlos Carsolio: Mexican mountaineer.
- John Lowry: Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79.
- USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Sherry
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- Nat King Cole - Ramblin' Rose
- Chris Montez - Let's Dance
- Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
- Dickey Lee - Patches
- Jimmy Clanton - Venus In Blue Jeans
- Frank Ifield - I Remember You
- Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and his Piano
- Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
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