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Wednesday 17 January 1962

1962-01-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger 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 ?

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Directed by: Jos Quintero

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne

Country: United States

The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Family Classics

Starring: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Country: United States

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Rocketship 7

Starring: Dave Roberts

Country: United States

Jazz Scene USA

Starring: Oscar Brown Jr., Cannonball Adderley, Danny Alguirre, Monty Budwig

Country: United States

The Steve Allen Playhouse

Starring: Steve Allen, Herb Ellis, Johnny Jacobs, John Raitt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jun Azumi: Japanese broadcaster and politician 46th Japanese Minister of Finance.
  • Sebastian Junger: American writer, the author of a best-selling first novel, "The Perfect Storm," 1997, the story of the 1991 sinking of a Gloucester, MA fishing boat.
  • Jim Carrey: Canadian-born actor and stand-up comedian.
  • Nicholas Hughes: English-born son of noted parents, poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and a sucide.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7751
  • Life: Bomb shelters
  • Time: U.S. Ambassadors (L-R) Kennan (Yugoslavia), Reischauer (Japan) and Galbraith (India).

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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