Monday 19 February 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hana Mandlikova in Prague and Alvaro Espinoza in Venezuela baseball shortstop (New York Yankees.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler).
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Benny Hill.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 19 February 1962 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
- Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
- Chaoflux (Discordianism)
- Hana Mandlikova in Prague: Czechoslovakia; tennis player (1985 US Open).
- Alvaro Espinoza in Venezuela baseball shortstop (New York Yankees: New York Mets).
- John Laroche: American orchid poacher.
- Nabila Khashoggi: Lebanese daughter of fabulously wealthy Saudi businessman (and reputed arms dealer) Adnan Khashoggi and his wife, Saroya; accustomed to yachts, luxurious homes and private jets.
- Didier Wampas: French singer-songwriter, the lead singer of Wampas which he founded in 1983.
- Hana Mandlíková: Czech-Australian tennis player and coach
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Dion - The Wanderer
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
- Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear
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