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Saturday 17 February 1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lou Diamond Phillips and Hennie Meijer soccer player (Cambuur L. 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. Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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 Benny Hill. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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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The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Walk on the Wild Side

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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La notte

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti

Country: United States

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer

Country: United States

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Victim

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joseph Kearns: Actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55.
  • Bruno Walter: symphony conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at age 85.
Facts:
  • Storm in Hamburg, Germany, kills 265.
  • Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points versus Saint Louis Hawks.
  • Beach Boys introduce a new musical style with their hit "Surfin".

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rock Hudson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert F. Kennedy -- Feb. 16, 1962
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7755

Books

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

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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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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Twilight Of Honor

By: Al Dewlen

Dust jacket in good condition.

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My Life In Court

By: Louis Nizer

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

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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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