Flashback Friday: 1962 – Marilyn Monroe Sings To J.F.K.

May 19, 1962 – In an iconic performance, Marilyn Monroe sung Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy.

Also that month, 12 East Germans escaped through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

Meanwhile, Nazi Adolf Eichmann was hanged at a prison in Ramla, Israel. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered over the Mediterranean.


And these were the top 5 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for May 19, 1962:

#5 – Jay & The Americans – She Cried

#4 – Shelley Fabares – Johnny Angel

#3 – Dee Dee Sharp – Mashed Potato Time

#2 – Mr. Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore

#1 – The Shirelles – Soldier Boy


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