Tuesday 23 January 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vasia Panayopoulou and Elvira Lindo.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters.
In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while A New Life by Bernard Malamud was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Room for One More.
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 23 January 1962 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Vasia Panayopoulou: Greek actress.
- Elvira Lindo: Spanish journalist and author.
- David Arnold: English composer.
- Aivar Lillevere: Estonian footballer and coach.
- Richard Roxburgh: Australian actor and producer.
- Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb.
- British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR.
- Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Sue Thompson - Norman
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
- Dion - The Wanderer
- The Shirelles - Baby It's You
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
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