Monday 5 March 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Simon Abkarian and Charles Reid.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel.
In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Last Year at Marienbad, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Benny Hill.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St Piran's Day - Cornwall's national day.
- Saint Theophile (d. 195)
- Saint Olivia (d. 308)
- Saint Gerarda
- Learn from Lei Feng Day in China.
- Feast of St. Kieran, patron of the Diocese of Ossory, in Irish calendar.
- Approximate beginning of month of j?ngzhT in Chinese calendar.
- Saint Adrian (died 308)
- Simon Abkarian
- Charles Reid
- Amina Annabi
- Craig Reid: Scottish singer-songwriter with twin brother Charles in the group, "The Proclaimers.
- Charlie Reid: Scottish singer-songwriter with twin brother Craig in the group, "The Proclaimers.
- Jonathan Penner: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Rosemarie Ford: English dancer actress and television presenter.
- Elise Burgin in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; tennis star.
- Robert L Curbeam Jr in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; astronaut (STS 85, sk-99).
- Charlie and Craig Reid: Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers).
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- The Sensations - Let Me In
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- James Darren - Her Royal Majesty
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Don & Juan - What's Your Name
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