Friday 12 October 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sid Fernandez and Amanda Castro.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
Lola, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching MisteRogers.
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 12 October 1962 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Sid Fernandez: Honolulu, Hawaii -- Pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies).
- Amanda Castro: Hondurian poet.
- Luca Carboni: Italian singer of popular music.
- Carlos Bernard: American actor and director.
- Chris Botti: American trumpet player and composer.
- John Coleman: Australian rules footballer (Born 1928)
- Branko Crvenkovski: Macedonian engineer and politician 3rd President of the Republic of Macedonia
- Deborah Foreman: American actress and photographer
- Mads Eriksen: Norwegian guitarist and composer
- US / USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
- US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology.
- Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Sherry
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- Nat King Cole - Ramblin' Rose
- Chris Montez - Let's Dance
- Frank Ifield - I Remember You
- Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions
- The Contours - Do You Love Me
- Dickey Lee - Patches
- Alley Cat - Bent Fabric and his Piano
- Peter, Paul & Mary - If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)
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