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Tuesday 9 January 1962

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Giant of Metropolis, directed by Umberto Scarpelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Club. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Giant of Metropolis

Directed by: Umberto Scarpelli

Starring: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi, Marietto

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Bachelor in Paradise

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Television Club

Indizien - Geständnisse - Beweise

Looking at the United States

The Late, Late Show

Tell It to Groucho

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 January 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • LeRoy B Shield: US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at age 68.
Facts:
  • NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minnesota, to become NWA champ.
  • Cuba and the Soviet Union sign a trade pact.

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Books

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

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 Judas Tree

By: A.J. Cronin

In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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Assembly

By: John O'Hara

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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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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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