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Monday 17 September 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Baz Luhrmann and Marianne Yen. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, 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 Wally Gator. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Country: United States

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Colossus of the Arena

Directed by: Michele Lupo

Starring: Mark Forest, Scilla Gabel, Jon Chevron, José Greci

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The 300 Spartans

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Country: United States

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The Slave

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

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The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Directed by: Eddie Romero

Starring: Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Parsons, Efren Reyes, Jennings Sturgeon

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TV Series

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

Wally Gator

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Empire

Written by: Kathleen Hite

Starring: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Country: United States

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

Written by: Leonard Stern

Starring: John Astin, Marty Ingels, Emmaline Henry, David Ketchum

Country: United States

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine

Starring: Jackie Gleason, The June Taylor Dancers, Johnny Olson, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

The Doctors and the Nurses

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Baz Luhrmann: Australian film director.
  • Marianne Yen: Asian writer, unknown author of Shen Tong's autobiography "Almost a Revolution", 1990.
  • Fátima Bernardes: Brazilian journalist who presented 'Jornal Nacional News on brazilian TV at 9 o'clock evening with partner William Bonner for more than 15 years, one of the country´s most famous journalist.
  • Hesham Qandil: Egyptian engineer and politician 51st Prime Minister of Egypt.
  • Wayne Riley: Sydney, NSW -- Australasia golfer.
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Facts:
  • Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • US space officials announce selection of nine new astronauts.

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Books

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

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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The Blue Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

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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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