Monday 16 July 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Yves Féraud and Grigory Leps.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sir Francis Drake.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 16 July 1962 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Yves Féraud: French restaurateur, owner of 'Chez Francis' near Ajaccio, which burned down through arson attacks in 1992 and 1999.
- Grigory Leps: Russian singer-songwriter.
- Jan M Romein: Historian (Breaking of Two Ages).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
- Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
- Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry
- Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
- Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?