Monday 17 September 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
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 Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wally Gator.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 September 1962
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Which were the important events of 17 September 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)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Baz Luhrmann: Australian film director.
- Marianne Yen: Asian writer, unknown author of Shen Tong's autobiography "Almost a Revolution", 1990.
- Fátima Bernardes: Brazilian journalist who presented 'Jornal Nacional News on brazilian TV at 9 o'clock evening with partner William Bonner for more than 15 years, one of the country´s most famous journalist.
- Hesham Qandil: Egyptian engineer and politician 51st Prime Minister of Egypt.
- Wayne Riley: Sydney, NSW -- Australasia golfer.
- BeBe Winans: American singer-songwriter and producer (BeBe & CeCe Winans).
- Mikey Linick: American radio personality known as "Mikey Dee," this popular DJ/musician/promoter died on 7/6/2003 after a bout with pneumonia.
- Dustin Nguyen: Vietnamese-American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
- US space officials announce selection of nine new astronauts.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
- Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions
- The 4 Seasons - Sherry
- Little Eva - The Loco-Motion
- The Contours - Do You Love Me
- Tommy Roe - Sheila
- Etta James - Stop The Wedding
- The Isley Brothers - Twist And Shout
- Claudine Clark - Party Lights
- The Marvelettes - Beechwood 4-5789
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?