Monday September 17, 1962
US date format: 9/17/1962, UK date format: 17/9/1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Baz Luhrmann and Marianne Yen.
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.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Andy Williams Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 1962?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
- US space officials announce selection of nine new astronauts.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1962?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?