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Wednesday 17 January 1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Carrey and Nicholas Hughes. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Carrey: Canadian-born actor and stand-up comedian.
  • Nicholas Hughes: English-born son of noted parents, poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and a sucide.
  • Sebastian Junger: American writer, the author of a best-selling first novel, "The Perfect Storm," 1997, the story of the 1991 sinking of a Gloucester, MA fishing boat.
  • Jun Azumi: Japanese broadcaster and politician 46th Japanese Minister of Finance.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7751
  • Life: Bomb shelters
  • Time: U.S. Ambassadors (L-R) Kennan (Yugoslavia), Reischauer (Japan) and Galbraith (India).

Books

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

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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Mila 18

By: Leon Uris

It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly ...

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A Prologue To Love

By: Taylor Caldwell

In A Prologue To Love Taylor Caldwell has written a profoundly moving novel of a woman, rich beyond imagining, whose inability to give or accept love, whose fear of poverty and

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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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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