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Sunday 8 July 1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Pavlu and Rob Burnett. 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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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 8 July 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Martin Pavlu: Hockey forward (Team Italy 1998).
  • Rob Burnett: North Caldwell, New Jersey -- Head writer (David Letterman).
  • Carmen Nicole: Moelders American atmospheric scientist.
  • Joan Osborne: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dead and Trigger Hippy).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Georges Bataille: French writer, essayist, philosopher, socialist and mystic, he was interested in sex, death, and power as topics of his reflection and writings.
Facts:
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
  • Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.

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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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One Man'S Freedom

By: Edward Bennett Williams

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

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The Big Laugh

By: John O'Hara

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

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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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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