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Sunday 9 December 1962

1962-12-09

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate

Country: United States

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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Gypsy

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Scales of Justice

Starring: Edgar Lustgarten

Country: United Kingdom

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The Gallant Men

Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Country: United States

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The Eleventh Hour

Starring: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

Going My Way

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Country: United States

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Zero One

Starring: Nigel Patrick, William Smith, Katya Douglas

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roxanne Swentzell: Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) ceramic sculptor.
  • Willie Bosket: American homicide; the killer of two men on a subway train and perpetrator of more than 200 robberies, along with 25 stabbings by the time he was 15.
  • Felicity Huffman: American actress.
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Facts:
  • I Can Get It For You Wholesale closes on Broadway
  • Tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.
  • The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
  • Tanganyika (now Tanzania) becomes a republic within the Commonwealth, with Julius Nyerere as president.
  • MGM's ''The Wizard of Oz'' receives its last of four December telecasts on CBS. It will skip a telecast in 1963, so beginning in 1964, first on CBS, then on NBC, and finally again on CBS, it will nearly always be telecast during the early part of the year until Turner Entertainment buys the rights to the film in the 1990s.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Digestion The Human Body
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles de Gaulle -- Dec. 7, 1962
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7797

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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