Thursday 27 December 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Crampton in Levittown and Sherri Steinhauer in Madison.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes.
In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
On TV people were watching Why Is It So?.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Which were the important events of 27 December 1962 ?
- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
- Barbara Crampton in Levittown: New York, USA; actress (Body Double, The Young and the Restless).
- Sherri Steinhauer in Madison: Wisconsin, USA; LPGA golfer (1992 du Maurier Ltd).
- Timothy Hacker in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; 10km runner.
- Mark Few: American basketball player and coach.
- John Kampfner: Singaporean journalist and author.
- Bill Self: American basketball player and coach
- Sherri Steinhauer: American golfer
- Sara Thornton: English police officer
- Pierlucio Tinazzi: Italian security guard (d. 1999)
- 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine
- Esther Phillips Little Esther - Release Me
- Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
- Brook Benton - Hotel Happiness
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