Saturday August 11, 1962

US date format: 8/11/1962, UK date format: 11/8/1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 11, 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 Ennis Whatley and Bragi Ólafsson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Two Weeks in Another Town, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Finlay's Casebook. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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You can also have a look at the year 1962, at August 11 across the years or at August 1962 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
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Events

  • Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
  • Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down

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Movies

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Country: United States of America

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States of America

Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Country: United States of America

The Music Man

The Music Man

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Country: United States of America

Lolita

Lolita

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The French Chef

The French Chef

Starring: Julia Child

Country: United States of America

The Big Pull

The Big Pull

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

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

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Starring: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

Directed by: Dermot Walsh

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Dark Island

The Dark Island

Days to next August 11

If August 11, 1962 is your birthday you're 58 years, 5 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D.

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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

Who'S In Charge Here? by Gerald C. Gardner

Who'S In Charge Here?

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Vintage paperback

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.

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns Of August

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 11, 1962?

On August 11, 1962 several famous people were born including, Ennis Whatley, Bragi Ólafsson, Françoise Guégot.

What was the number one song in August 11, 1962?

The number one song in the week of August 11, 1962 was Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka in US and I Remember You by Frank Ifield in UK.

What were the top hits on August 11, 1962?

The top hits on August 11, 1962 were Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka, Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton, The Wah-Watusi by The Orlons in US and I Remember You by Frank Ifield, Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone, I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles in UK.


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