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). 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 Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Pull. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Directed by: Herk Harvey

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

Country: United States of America

The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

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

Big Red

Directed by: Norman Tokar

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

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 02, 1962?


  • 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.


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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Big Pull

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

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


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

The Fox In The Attic

By: Richard Hughes

A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.”

The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

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.

Chairman Of The Bored

By: Edward Streeter

Stated first edition, printed in 1961 by Harper; pages clean and tight, some yellowing, 274 pages.


By: Arthur and Barbara Gelb

Never before in the annals of American letters have biographers returned to their subject with the aim of radically rethinking and retelling their story form beginning to end.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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