Friday February 16, 1962

US date format: 2/16/1962, UK date format: 16/2/1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 16, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include John Balance and Alexa Kenin in New York City. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Damn the Defiant!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Benny Hill. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Damn the Defiant!

Damn the Defiant!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber

Directed by: Erich Pommer

Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter

Country: United States of America

All Night Long

All Night Long

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Light in the Piazza

Light in the Piazza

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win.

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TV Series

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Benny Hill

Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Steptoe and Son

Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sonny-Boyd

Sonny-Boyd

Skole-TV

Skole-TV

Barbara in Black

Barbara in Black

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin

The Judas Tree

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In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

Before I Sleep by James Monahan

Before I Sleep

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Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen.

Videogames

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Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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