Thursday 26 April 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Graham "Skin" and Michael Damian in San Diego.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley.
In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Tonight Show.
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 26 April 1962 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Graham "Skin": Skinner; rocker (Hipsway).
- Michael Damian in San Diego: California, USA; actor/singer (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Young and the Restless).
- Michael Damian: American actor on the TV series "The Young and the Restless" from 1981 in the role of Danny Romalotti.
- Colin Anderson: English footballer.
- Debra Wilson: American actress and screenwriter.
- 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
- Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
- Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
- Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
- US / UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
- First Lockheed A-12 flies.
- NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
- US/United Kingdom launch Ariel; first international payload, first United Kingdom satellite.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
- Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin'
- Rick Nelson - Young World
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
- Joey Dee and the Starliters - Shout - Part 1
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Twist, Twist Senora
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