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Tuesday 1 May 1962

1962-05-01

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

War Hunt

Directed by: Denis Sanders

Starring: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack

Country: United States

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A Taste of Honey

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens

Country: United States

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Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Country: United States

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Whistle Down the Wind

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird

Country: United States

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Two of a Kind

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise

Country: United Kingdom

Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom

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Room for One More

Starring: Carol Nicholson, Ahna Capri, Tim Rooney, Maxine Stuart

Country: United States

Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
  • JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
  • Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his fourth start.
  • US President John Kennedy authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1962?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Ship of Fools

By: Katherine Anne Porter

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.

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Dearly Beloved

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh's bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the "gathered together" survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.

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Youngblood Hawk

By: Herman Wouk

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Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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