Monday 23 July 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Terry-Jo Myers and Daniel MacIvor.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The French Chef.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 23 July 1962 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- Terry-Jo Myers: Fort Myers, Florida -- LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic).
- Daniel MacIvor: Canadian actor, writer and director, and prolific playwright.
- Eriq La Salle: American actor director and producer.
- Alain Lefèvre: Canadian pianist and composer.
- Hiroshi Mikami: Japanese actor.
- Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
- The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- The Orlons - The Wah-Watusi
- Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
- Claude King - Wolverton Mountain
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
- Ray Stevens - Ahab, The Arab
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