Sunday January 07, 1962, Orthodox Christmas

US date format: 1/7/1962, UK date format: 7/1/1962

We've performed the most in-depth research possibile on January 7, 1962, here's what our experts found out: it was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 7, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Hallie Todd and Abigail Johnson. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1962 while A Shade of Difference by Allen Drur was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.

Events

  • Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno fails.
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock.
  • AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27.

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Movies

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West Side Story

West Side Story

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Country: United States of America

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El Cid

El Cid

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Country: United States of America

The Giant of Metropolis

The Giant of Metropolis

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Umberto Scarpelli

Starring: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi, Marietto

Bachelor in Paradise

Bachelor in Paradise

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton

Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller

Calories Don'T Count

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1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

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The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New …

Videogames

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Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 07, 1962?

On January 07, 1962 several famous people were born including, Hallie Todd, Abigail Johnson, Jeff Montgomery in Wellston.

What was the number one song in January 07, 1962?

The number one song in the week of January 07, 1962 was The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens in US and The Young Ones by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on January 07, 1962?

The top hits on January 07, 1962 were The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens, The Twist by Chubby Checker, Run To Him by Bobby Vee in US and The Young Ones by Cliff Richard, Return To Sender by Elvis Presley, Stranger On The Shore by Mr Acker Bilk in UK.