Saturday 24 November 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lesa Ann Pedriana and Randy Velarde.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Lovesick Blues by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Girls! Girls! Girls!, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Höhlenkinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Lesa Ann Pedriana: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Playmate (April, 1984).
- Randy Velarde: Midland, Texas -- Infielder (New York Yankees, California Angels).
- John Kovalic: English author and illustrator.
- John Squire: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stone Roses and The Seahorses).
- Paul Thorburn: German-Welsh rugby player and manager.
- James J Kilroy: tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at age 60.
- Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
- The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
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