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Monday 14 May 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include C C and Ian Astbury in Heswall. 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 The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 14 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • C C: Deville; rocker (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me").
  • Ian Astbury in Heswall: Merseyside, England; rock vocalist (Cult - "Fire Woman").
  • C C DeVille: American musician (Poison).
  • Deborah Houlding: British astrologer, editor of "The Traditional Astrologer," a subscription based magazine from 1993, publisher of rare and out-of-print Astrological texts, and graphic designer.
  • Wolfgang Priklopil: An Austrian communications technician who in 1998 kidnapped 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch and held her for eight years, committing suicide after she escaped.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
  • Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain.
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7768
  • Life: Bob Hope
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Paul Harkins -- May 11, 1962

Books

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

The Guns Of August

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

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

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In The Clearing

By: Robert Frost

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

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The Last Plantagenets

By: Thomas B. Costain

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The Bull From The Sea

By: Mary Renault

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

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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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