Sunday September 02, 1962

US date format: 9/2/1962, UK date format: 2/9/1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Dominique Farrugia and Reign of Terror (French Revolution). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sheila by Tommy Roe. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wally Gator. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
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Events

  • The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.

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Movies

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The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Country: United States of America

The Slave

The Slave

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Directed by: Eddie Romero

Starring: Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Parsons, Efren Reyes, Jennings Sturgeon

Two Weeks in Another Town

Two Weeks in Another Town

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Wally Gator

Wally Gator

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Starring: Curd Jürgens

The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series

The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Alan Reed

Country: United States of America

Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn

Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn

Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har

Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har

Days to next September 02

If September 02, 1962 is your birthday you're 57 years, 11 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams

One Man'S Freedom

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Originally published in 1962, One Man’s Freedom is the autobiography and personal philosophy of legendary attorney Edward Bennett Williams. At the time of publication, the book was lauded by critics and

The Big Laugh by John O'Hara

The Big Laugh

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A devastating account of the movie world's Golden Age, in all its phony power and glory. The famously sharp-edged social realism and always on-the-money dialogue of the late novelist John O'Hara

Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools

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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.

In The Clearing by Robert Frost

In The Clearing

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This was the last collection of new poems to appear during Robert Frost's lifetime and it became a national best-seller upon publication.

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

Videogames

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Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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