Thursday 31 May 1962
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Koch and Corey Hart.
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.
Advise & Consent, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor 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 31 May 1962 ?
- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Sebastian Koch: German actor.
- Corey Hart: Pop Singer.
- Børge Ousland
- Magician (magician)
- Diane Creighton: American with fatal eating disorder, Creighton died of anorexia in January 1986, age 23.
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux
- Noriko Hidaka: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- Corey Hart in MontrTal: Canada; vocalist ("I Wear My Sunglasses at Night").
- Joe Orsulak in Glen Ridge: New Jersey, USA; outfielder (Florida Marlins).
- Henry Williams: Canadian Football League receiver (Edmonton Eskimos).
- Magician : American restaurant magician.
- Tell It To Groucho last airs on CBS-TV
- The West Indies Federation dissolves.
- Nazi Adolf Eichmann is hanged at a prison in Ramla, Israel. His body is cremated and his ashes are spread in the Mediterranean.
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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