Thursday 28 June 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir and Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu.
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 Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter 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!.
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Which were the important events of 28 June 1962 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir: Romania -- Long jumper (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu: Romanian long jumper.
- Artur Hajzer: Polish mountaineer (d. 2013).
- Ann-Louise Skoglund: Swedish hurdler.
- Thalidomide drug banned in the Netherlands
- The United Lutheran Church in America, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, American Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church merge to form the Lutheran Church in America.
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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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