Wednesday 22 August 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gene Craig Sauers and James Debarge.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva.
In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Mat, 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 Dr. Finlay's Casebook.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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What the sky looked like on 22 August 1962
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Which were the important events of 22 August 1962 ?
- RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
- Gene Craig Sauers: Savannah, Georgia -- PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston).
- James Debarge: Grand Rapids, Michigan -- Rock vocalist / keyboardist (Debarge).
- Marie Laurie Mahabir: Guadeloupe -- N American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87).
- Failed assassination on President De Gaulle
- An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
- The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
- A failed assassination attempt is made against French President Charles De Gaulle.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Little Eva - The Loco-Motion
- Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
- Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing
- Claudine Clark - Party Lights
- Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Loving
- Ray Charles - You Don't Know Me
- The Isley Brothers - Twist And Shout
- Etta James - Stop The Wedding
- The Orlons - The Wah Watusi
- Ray Stevens - Ahab, The Arab
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?