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Monday 20 August 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Marsters and Sophie Aldred. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while A Thousand Springs by Anna Chennault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Finlay's Casebook. 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright

Country: United States

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

Country: United States

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Tales of Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage

Country: United States

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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Boccaccio '70

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1962

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TV Series

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

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Written by: A.J. Cronin

Starring: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The French Chef

Starring: Julia Child

Country: United States

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Sir Francis Drake

Starring: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Richard the Lionheart

Starring: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Alan Haywood, Iain Gregory

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

A Thousand Springs

By: Anna Chennault

Many books have been written about General Claire Chennault. This adds a more personal view. Anna Chen Xiangmei worked as a war correspondent for the Central News Agency from 1944 to

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One Man'S Freedom

By: Edward Bennett Williams

Originally published in 1962, One Man’s Freedom is the autobiography and personal philosophy of legendary attorney Edward Bennett Williams. At the time of publication, the book was lauded by critics and

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Magnificent Destiny

By: Paul I. Wellman

With a rare ability for translating historical fact into exciting literature, Paul I. Wellman has penned a powerful novel about the long friendship and secret adventures of Andrew Jackson and Sam

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Portrait In Brownstone

By: Louis Auchincloss

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

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Remember when

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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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