Monday 19 March 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ivan Calderon and Iván Calderón.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel.
In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 Benny Hill.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
- Saint Landoald
- Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
- Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
- Mojoday in Discordianism
- The swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano in California.
- The first day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Ivan Calderon: Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003).
- Iván Calderón: Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003).
- Jim Korderas: American professional wrestling referee.
- All American opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
- Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal.
- Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
- An armistice begins in Algeria however, the OAS continues its terrorist attacks against Algerians.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- Connie Francis - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
- Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow
- The Sensations - Let Me In
- Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
- Roy Orbison - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Don & Juan - What's Your Name
- Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
- James Darren - Her Royal Majesty
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