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Wednesday 4 July 1962, US Independence Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roland Ratzenberger and Neil Morrissey. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Stripper by David Rose and His Orchestra. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sir Francis Drake. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Sir Francis Drake

Starring: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Richard the Lionheart

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Big Pull

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

Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Tales of Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage

Country: United States

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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Zotz!

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Boccaccio '70

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider

Country: United States

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Ride the High Country

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rex Bell: American district attorney (of Clark County, Las Vegas) and son of silent film legend Clara Bow and actor Rex Bell (born George Francis Beldam).
Facts:
  • Island Records begins
  • KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast

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Books

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

Chairman Of The Bored

By: Edward Streeter

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

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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The Guns Of August

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

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

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Calories Don'T Count

By: Herman Taller

1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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