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Wednesday 16 May 1962

US date format: 5/16/1962, UK date format: 16/5/1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Samuel Labarthe and Jimmy Hood. 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. The Miracle Worker, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching William. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Country: United States

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The Cabinet of Caligari

Directed by: Roger Kay

Starring: Glynis Johns, Dan O'Herlihy, Richard Davalos, Lawrence Dobkin

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Ride the High Country

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

Country: United States

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Maid for Murder

Directed by: Robert Asher

Starring: Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks, Hattie Jacques, Anna Karina

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The Road to Hong Kong

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

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The Franchise Affair

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Pops and Lenny

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Planetary positions on May 16, 1962 - Geocentric view

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Chairman Of The Bored

By: Edward Streeter

Stated first edition, printed in 1961 by Harper; pages clean and tight, some yellowing, 274 pages.

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

By: Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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Captain Newman, M.D.

By: Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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