Monday 29 October 1962
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Einar Örn Benediktsson and Einar Orn Benediktsson.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to He's A Rebel by The Crystals.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
Gypsy, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde Dreizehn.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
- St. Theodore
- St. Bond
- Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh
- St. Maximillian
- St. Donatus of Corfu
- St. Anne
- St. Abraham of Rostov
- R.C. Saints - October 29th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem, Diwali in 1989.
- Douai Martyrs
- St. Elfleda
- St. Hyacinth
- St. Ida of Leeuw
- St. John of Autun
- Einar Örn Benediktsson
- Einar Orn Benediktsson: Icelandic musician (The Sugarcubes).
- Einar Benediktsson: Icelandic singer trumpet player and politician (The Sugarcubes Purrkur Pillnikk and KUKL).
- Fabiola Gianotti: Italian physicist and academic.
- Naphtali Siegfried Salomon: Composer, dies at 77.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1962 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Crystals - He's A Rebel
- Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break A Heart
- The Contours - Do You Love Me
- Bobby (Boris) Pickett - Monster Mash
- Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I
- The 4 Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Johnny Mathis - Gina
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Neil Sedaka - Next Door To An Angel
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
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