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Thursday 16 August 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Carell . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Sex And The Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Finlay's Casebook. 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 ?

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Written by: A.J. Cronin

Starring: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The French Chef

Starring: Julia Child

Country: United States

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Sir Francis Drake

Starring: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright

Country: United States

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

Country: United States

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Tales of Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage

Country: United States

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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Zotz!

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steve Carell: American actor and writer, Carell is considered one of comedy’s emerging talents.
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Facts:
  • Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7781
  • Life: Janet Leigh
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: D. Brainerd Holmes -- Aug. 10, 1962

Books

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

Sex And The Single Girl

By: Helen Gurley Brown

1962 1ST EDITION, 5TH PRINTING BERNARAD GEIS ASSOCIATES HARDCOVER WITH ORIGINAL $4.95 PRICE ON MYLAR COVERED D.J....CLEAN PAGES...TIGHT SPINE, LIGHTLY TIPPED...CLEAN

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The Big Laugh

By: John O'Hara

A devastating account of the movie world's Golden Age, in all its phony power and glory. The famously sharp-edged social realism and always on-the-money dialogue of the late novelist John O'Hara

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Jfk Coloring Book

By: Jackie Kannon

How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list??? The year was 1962.

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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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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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