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Friday 12 October 1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sid Fernandez and Amanda Castro. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. Lola, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching MisteRogers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Gallant Men

Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Country: United States

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Going My Way

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Country: United States

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Combat!

Starring: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Country: United States

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Discovery

Starring: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Lola

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Anouk Aime, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden

Country: United States

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage

Country: United States

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The Bad Sleep Well

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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The Longest Day

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Facts:
  • US / USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
  • US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology.
  • Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pope John XXIII
  • Time: Top L-R: N. Strouse, F. Cone, C. rower, Harry Batten, Leo Burnett, David Ogilvy, Marion Harper Jr. B
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7789

Books

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

The Blue Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

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A Shade Of Difference

By: Allen Drury

The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller Advise and Consent. From Allen Drury, the 20th Century grand master of political fiction, a novel of the United Nations and the racial friction

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The Thin Red Line

By: James Jones

They are the men of C-for-Charlie company—“Mad” 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl.

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O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

By: Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs

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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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