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Sunday 8 April 1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] in Lafayette and Evan Davis. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tonight Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Family Classics

Starring: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Country: United States

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The Original Christmas Classics

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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Cape Fear

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

Country: United States

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Follow That Dream

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm

Country: United States

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight

Country: United States

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Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Max von Sydow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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Facts:
  • Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France.

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Books

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

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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The Ivy Tree

By: Mary Stewart

Mary Grey had come from Canada to the land of her forebears: Northumberland. As she savored the ordered, spare beauty of England's northern fells, the silence was shattered by the shout

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Captain Newman, M.D.

By: Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

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.

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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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