Tuesday 29 May 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John D LeMay and Gerry Norquist in Portland.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits.
Lonely Are the Brave, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while In The Clearing by Robert Frost was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Steptoe and Son.
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 29 May 1962 ?
- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
- John D LeMay: American actor.
- Gerry Norquist in Portland: Oregon, USA; Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th).
- Eric Davis in Los Angeles: California, USA; outfielder (Cincinnati Reds).
- Michael Clark: Scottish dancer and choreographer who has collaborated with some of the most progressive talents of his generation such as fashion designers BodyMap, performance artist Leigh Bowery, musicians Wire, Laibach and The Fall.
- Eric Davis: American baseball player: outfield, Orioles.
- Robert Puddu: French criminal, who robbed three banks in Nevers in October 1991 and Bergerac in January 1992, abetted by two accomplices. Later arrested in Corsica, he was remanded in custody at the prison in Nevers. He escaped after sawing through the bars of his cell. Fleeing to Africa, he remained hidden for 10 years, working in an animal park. He was convicted and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
- Carol Kirkwood: TV Show Host
- Fandi Ahmad: Singaporean footballer coach and manager
- Perry Fenwick: English actor and singer
- John LeMay: American actor
- Chloé Sainte-Marie: Canadian actress and singer
- Barbra Streisand appears on Garry Moore Show
- Negotiations between the OAS and the FLA lead to a real armistice in Algeria.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
- The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
- Dion - Lovers Who Wander
- Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
- Brenda Lee - Everybody Loves Me But You
- Ernie Maresca - Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
- Walter Brennan - Old Rivers
- Mary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You
- Gene Pitney - (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
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