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Wednesday 17 October 1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Dorge and Bill Robertson. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Magic Door. 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 30 days ?

The Gallant Men

Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Country: United States

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The Eleventh Hour

Starring: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

Going My Way

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Country: United States

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Zero One

Starring: Nigel Patrick, William Smith, Katya Douglas

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Combat!

Starring: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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Eyes Without a Face

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel

Country: United States

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Lola

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Anouk Aime, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden

Country: United States

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Dorge: Australian basketball center (1996 Olympics).
  • Bill Robertson: American police officer, shot and killed by a sniper while patrolling in a marked police van in September 1994.
  • Mike Judge: American cartoonist, filmmaker and voice actor.
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Facts:
  • Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7790
  • Life: Pope John XXIII
  • Time: Top L-R: N. Strouse, F. Cone, C. rower, Harry Batten, Leo Burnett, David Ogilvy, Marion Harper Jr. B

Books

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

Dearly Beloved

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the “gathered together” survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.

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Ship of Fools

By: Katherine Anne Porter

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.

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Youngblood Hawk

By: Herman Wouk

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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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