Friday 22 June 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Clyde "Glide" Drexler and Ruby Turner.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Boccaccio '70, directed by Vittorio De Sica, 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 Sir Francis Drake.
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 22 June 1962 ?
- Clyde "Glide" Drexler: NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers).
- Ruby Turner: rocker (No Where to Run).
- Clyde Drexler: American basketball player.
- Stephen Chow: Hong Kong actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Ain Evard: Estonian high jumper.
- Bobby Gillespie: Scottish singer-songwriter (Primal Scream The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Wake)
- Gerald Hillringhaus: German footballer
- 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
- French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
- An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
- ''Engel v. Vitale'': The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.
- ''MANual Enterprises v. Day'': The United States Supreme Court rules that photographs of nude men are not obscene, decriminalizing nude male pornographic magazines.
- İsmet İnönü of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (27th government, coalition partners YTP and CKMP)
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
- The Marvelettes - Playboy
- Johnny Crawford - Cindy's Birthday
- That's Old Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be) - The Everly Brothers
- Connie Francis - Second Hand Love
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