Wednesday 31 October 1962, Halloween
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include André Lamy and Jonathan Borden.
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 In-Laws And Outlaws by C. Northcote Parkinson 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!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- André Lamy: Belgian-French humorist and impersonator, famed in France for his stand-up routines.
- Jonathan Borden: American neurosurgeon and academic.
- Bill Fralic: American football player and sportscaster.
- Anna Geifman: American historian author and academic.
- John Giannini: American basketball player and coach.
- Mari Jungstedt: Swedish journalist and author.
- Raphael Rabello: Brazilian guitarist and composer.
- Dan Wood: Canadian ice hockey player.
- The UN General Assembly asks the United Kingdom to suspend enforcement of the new constitution in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), but the constitution comes into effect on November 1.
- The Soviets begin dismantling their missiles in Cuba.
- The first issue of ''Diabolik'' is published in Italy.
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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