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Saturday 12 May 1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amy Benz and Emilio Estevez in New York City. 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 O'Neill by Arthur and Barbara Gelb was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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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 12 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Grevelingendam closes
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.

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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 ?

O'Neill

By: Arthur and Barbara Gelb

Never before in the annals of American letters have biographers returned to their subject with the aim of radically rethinking and retelling their story form beginning to end.

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Pigeon Feathers

By: John Updike

When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American

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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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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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