Sunday 16 September 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Julie Larsen Piers and Kimberly McArthur.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Divorce Italian Style, directed by Pietro Germi, 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 The Jack Paar Program.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 16 September 1962 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Julie Larsen Piers: Westchester, New York -- LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty).
- Kimberly McArthur: Fort Worth, Texas -- Playmate (January, 1982).
- Laurent Fontaine: French television host and producer.
- Lori Stokes: American news reporter and anchor for New York's "Eyewitness News.
- Seth : Canadian author and illustrator.
- Saif al-Islam Achmad: Monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71.
- Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
- Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
- Public TV channel 13 begins in New York City
- Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
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