Saturday 7 July 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Licia Colò and Akiva Goldsman.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Stripper by David Rose and His Orchestra.
In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while In The Clearing by Robert Frost was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sir Francis Drake.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Licia Colò: Italian TV hostess and journalist, who began her television career in 1982 as host or writer of several shows for RAI, Italian state television, and Mediaset, Silvio Berlusconi's network.
- Akiva Goldsman
- Shawn Paddock: Rocker (Red rockers).
- Clive "Doctor": Jackson; rocker (Dr and the Medics - "Laughing at Pieces").
- Elsa Di Gati: Italian stage and television actress.
- Sırrı Önder: Turkish actor director screenwriter and politician.
- 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
- Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
- Emilio Pericoli - Al Di La'
- Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
- Joe Henderson - Snap Your Fingers
- Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry
- The Marvelettes - Playboy
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