Friday 16 February 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alexa Kenin in New York City and Tony Kiley.
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 Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Benny Hill.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 16 February 1962 ?
- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Alexa Kenin in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Mousie - Coed Fever).
- Tony Kiley: rocker (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways").
- Bob Pernice: American musician, a guitarist and member of the five-man band Pernice Brothers , whose popular music can be "exquisitely sad" according to one reviewer.
- John Balance: English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004).
- US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win.
- Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
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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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