Friday 27 April 1962
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James Legros and Schae Harrison.
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 The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman 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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- Saint Liberalis
- Saint Mariana
- Saint Floribert
- Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
- Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
- South Africa: Freedom day.
- Slovenia: Day of Uprising Against Occupation.
- Saint Zita Lombardo
- James Legros
- Schae Harrison
- Im Sang-soo: South Korean film director and screenwriter.
- Calista Carradine
- Rande Gerber
- Choi Min-sik: South Korean actor.
- Victoria Price
- Ángel Comizzo: Argentinian footballer and manager.
- James LeGros: American actor.
- Seppo Räty: Finnish javelin thrower and coach.
- Andrew Selous: English soldier and politician.
- Patricia Plumer: Covina, California -- 1.5k / 5k runner.
- Denise Baldwin in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic).
- Patricia Susan Plumer Levere in Covina: California, USA; 1.5k/3K/5k runner.
- Grant Show in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Jake - Melrose Place, Rick - Ryan's Hope).
- Angel Comizzo: Argentine footballer.
- Edvard Moser: Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, he received the 2014 Nobel prize in medicine or physiology with his wife May-Britt.
- A K Fazlul Huq: Bengali statesman (Born 1873).
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
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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