Saturday June 02, 1962

US date format: 6/2/1962, UK date format: 2/6/1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 2, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Denis Baupin and Guy Lecluyse. In that special week of June people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles. In UK Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Pull. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
  • Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
  • Xenia name day in Slovakia.
  • The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.

Events

  • 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)

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Movies

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States of America

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Directed by: Herk Harvey

Starring: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Country: United States of America

The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Big Red

Big Red

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Big Pull

The Big Pull

Starring: John Barrett, Michael Browning, Jean Dallas, Felix Deebank

Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

Directed by: Dermot Walsh

Starring: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Alan Haywood, Iain Gregory

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Andromeda Breakthrough

The Andromeda Breakthrough

Fitil

Fitil

Accent on an American Summer

Accent on an American Summer

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns Of August

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

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O Ye Jigs

Why Not Victory? by Barry M. Goldwater

Why Not Victory?

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"THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO VICTORY IS-OBVIOUSLY-DEFEAT" In this one sentence the outspoken senator from Arizona cuts through the theories of coexistence, compromise and containment that have been obscuring US thinking on cold

The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault

The Bull From The Sea

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The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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