Tuesday 20 February 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 20, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Quinon and Hatice Aslan.
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.
Ring of Terror, directed by Clark L. Paylow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while My Saber Is Bent by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sara and Hoppity.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 February 1962 ?
- Pierre Quinon: French pole vaulter who won the 1984 Olympic Games pole vault gold medal and held the pole vault outdoor world record for just four days in the summer of 1983.
- Hatice Aslan
- Ria Coyne: Scranton, Pennsylvania -- Comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever).
- Ria Coyne in Scranton: Pennsylvania, USA; comedienne (Betsy - Batman Forever).
- Adam Schreiber: NFL center / guard (Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants).
- Kenn Nesbitt: American children's author.
- Dwayne McDuffie: American author screenwriter and producer co-founded Milestone Media (d. 2011).
- Diane Bergerac: American noted family, her parents are actors Dorothy Malone and Jacques Bergerac.
- Joel Ellis: Rocker.
- Halliwell Hobbes: Dies at 64.
- John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
- NASA's Friendship 7 space craft is launched, with Colonel John Glenn as first American to orbit Earth. The craft makes three orbits in five hours.
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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
Top #10 R&B songs
- Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - Lost Someone
- The Shirelles - Baby It's You
- The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Letter Full Of Tears
- The Sensations - Let Me In
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
- Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light
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