Friday July 13, 1962

US date format: 7/13/1962, UK date format: 13/7/1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 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 Tom Kenny and Ryōsuke Hashiguchi. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. I Thank a Fool, directed by Robert Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hugh and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

Events

  • 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
  • 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • In what the press dubs quotthe Night of the Long Knivesquot, United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses 1/3 of his Cabinet.

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Movies

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I Thank a Fool

I Thank a Fool

Directed by: Robert Stevens

Starring: Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack

Black Gold

Black Gold

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Philip Carey, Diane McBain, James Best, Fay Spain

Tiara Tahiti

Tiara Tahiti

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: James Mason, John Mills, Claude Dauphin, Herbert Lom

Hero's Island

Hero's Island

Directed by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: James Mason, Neville Brand, Kate Manx, Rip Torn

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

TV Series

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Hugh and I

Hugh and I

Intervilles

Intervilles

Outbreak of Murder

Outbreak of Murder

Freie Fahrt

Freie Fahrt

Auditions

Auditions

Days to next July 13

If July 13, 1962 is your birthday you're 58 years, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault

The Bull From The Sea

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The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

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 …

In The Clearing by Robert Frost

In The Clearing

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This was the last collection of new poems to appear during Robert Frost's lifetime and it became a national best-seller upon publication.

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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