Thursday 19 April 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Christa Teno in Tecumseh and Al Unser.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
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 ?
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Which were the important events of 19 April 1962 ?
- Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
- Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
- Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
- Bicycle Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
- Primrose Day (England) ? primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
- George of Antioch
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Emma
- Landing of the 33 (Uruguay).
- Patriot's Day (Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, USA).
Famous Birthdays:19 April
- NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
- 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Ketty Lester - Love Letters
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1962?
- SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7764
- Life: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor baseball cards
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Evgeny Evtushenko -- Apr. 13, 1962
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?