Monday September 17, 1962

US date format: 9/17/1962, UK date format: 17/9/1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Andy Williams Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • US space officials announce selection of nine new astronauts.

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Movies

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Directed by: Tony Richardson

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

Country: United States of America

Colossus of the Arena

Colossus of the Arena

Directed by: Michele Lupo

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

The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

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

Country: United States of America

The Slave

The Slave

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

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

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Directed by: Eddie Romero

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

TV Series

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The Andy Williams Show

The Andy Williams Show

Starring: Andy Williams

Country: United States of America

Wally Gator

Wally Gator

Empire

Empire

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

Country: United States of America

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine

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

Country: United States of America

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

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

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck

Veeck -- As In Wreck

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Classic story about his life owning the Cleveland Indians by Bill Veeck

Portrait In Brownstone by Louis Auchincloss

Portrait In Brownstone

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hard cover no dust jacket, pencil mark in front cover, pages are perfect, bent corners, looks very new.

Hornblower And The Hotspur by C.S. Forester

Hornblower And The Hotspur

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April 1803. Here is Hornblower who, directly after his wedding ceremony, is ordered to take his ship, the HMS Hotspur, to observe the French coast, Channel ports, and around to the Bay of Biscay.

Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

Travels With Charley

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An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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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

Videogames

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Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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