Sunday 7 January 1962, Orthodox Christmas
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Abigail Johnson and Hallie Todd.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocketship 7.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1962 ?
- 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.
- Abigail Johnson
- Hallie Todd: Actress (Check is in the Mail).
- Jeff Montgomery in Wellston: Ohio, USA; pitcher (Kansas City Royals).
- Jeff Montgomery: American professional baseball player, he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals.
- Ron Rivera: Coach.
- Aleksandr Dugin: Russian sociologist and philosopher.
- Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno fails.
- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock.
- AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Cliff Richard - The Young Ones
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Mr Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Rolf Harris - Sun Arise
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