Saturday 16 June 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Wong Yiu Ming and Hilary Farr.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Ride the High Country, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Richard the Lionheart.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1962 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Anthony Wong Yiu Ming: Hong Kong composer and producer.
- Hilary Farr: TV Show Host.
- Wally Joyner: American baseball player and coach.
- Femi Kuti: English-Nigerian singer-songwriter and saxophonist.
- Arnold Vosloo: South African-American actor.
- Anthony Wong: Hong Kong singer-songwriter and producer (Tat Ming Pair)
- 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
- Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Dion - Lovers Who Wander
- Connie Francis - Second Hand Love
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- The Marvelettes - Playboy
- Mary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You
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