Wednesday 27 June 1962
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Ollanta Humala.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sir Francis Drake.
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 27 June 1962 ?
- National HIV Testing Day in United States
- National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom 
- Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
- Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria
- Tony Leung Chiu Wai: Hong Kong actor.
- Ollanta Humala
- Michael Ball: English actor and singer.
- Denis Westhoff
- Humala Ollanta: Peruvian politician who has been President of Peru since 2011.
- Sunanda Pushkar: India-born Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014).
- Paul Viiding: Estonian author poet and critic (d. 1962).
- NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 km/h, 37,700 m
- Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- David Rose and His Orchestra - The Stripper
- Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park
- Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
- Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
- The Marvelettes - Playboy
- Johnny Crawford - Cindy's Birthday
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- Emilio Pericoli - Al Di La'
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