Sunday 11 November 1962, Veteran's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Demi Moore [Guynes] in Roswell and Demi Moore.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to He's A Rebel by The Crystals.
In UK Lovesick Blues by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Mutiny on the Bounty, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Höhlenkinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1962 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Demi Moore [Guynes] in Roswell: New Mexico, USA; actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio).
- Demi Moore: American actress, a model before TV and films.
- Robert Shannon: American bantamweight boxer, member of the 1980 Olympics team which was aborted due to international conflicts.
- Gerard Horan: English actor.
- Mic Michaeli: Swedish keyboard player (Europe Brazen Abbot and Last Autumn's Dream).
- Georgios Mitsibonas: Greek footballer (d. 1997)
- James Morrison: Australian trumpet player and composer
- Kendra Slawinski: English netball player and coach
- Joseph Allen Jr: Actor (All Women Have Secrets), dies at 44.
- Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Crystals - He's A Rebel
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break A Heart
- Neil Sedaka - Next Door To An Angel
- Johnny Mathis - Gina
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- The Contours - Do You Love Me
- Chubby Checker - Popeye The Hitchhiker
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