Monday 8 January 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Marion .
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard 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 The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hollywood Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1962 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Chris Marion: American singer and keyboard player (Little River Band and Western Flyer).
- Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, first pro appearance, comes in 50th.
- Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 91 die (Netherlands).
- The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
- Harmelen train disaster: 93 die in the worst Dutch rail disaster.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
- Connie Francis - When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Cliff Richard - The Young Ones
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
- Mr Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
- Rolf Harris - Sun Arise
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