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Friday 11 May 1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Bono NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, 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. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Peeping Tom

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Karlheinz Bhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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Mothra

Directed by: Inoshiro Honda

Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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War Hunt

Directed by: Denis Sanders

Starring: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack

Country: United States

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A Taste of Honey

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens

Country: United States

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Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • US sends troops to Thailand.
  • Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1962?

  • Life: Bob Hope
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Paul Harkins -- May 11, 1962
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7767

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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The Rich Nations And The Poor Nations

By: Barbara Ward

International Affaris, Int. Business and Economy, Social Sciences

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

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 ...

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The Fox In The Attic

By: Richard Hughes

A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.”

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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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