Wednesday 14 February 1962, Valentine's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Sella and Josef Hader.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler).
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Room for One More.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Philippe Sella: French rugby player, selected a record 111 times in international events, 5 times captain of France’s XV team.
- Josef Hader
- Kevyn Aucoin: American makeup artist and photographer (Born 1962).
- Michael Higgs: English actor.
- Sakina Jaffrey: American actress.
- Porsche Lynn: American porn actress.
- 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
- First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
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