Thursday 5 April 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charlie Adam and Carl.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Cape Fear, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1962 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Charlie Adam: Scottish footballer (d. 2012).
- Carl: Prince Carl Christian of Hohenzollern.
- Lana Clarkson: American actress and model (Born 1962).
- Gord Donnelly: Canadian ice hockey player and scout.
- Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Kalmyk businessman and politician 1st President of Kalmykia.
- Mgr J Daems appointed Bishop of Antwerp
- NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
- St. Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss / Italians workers shake hands
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Roy Orbison - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
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