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Tuesday 20 February 1962

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 20, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Quinon and Hatice Aslan. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Ring of Terror, directed by Clark L. Paylow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The End Of The Battle by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sara and Hoppity. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ring of Terror

Directed by: Clark L. Paylow

Starring: George E. Mather, Austin Green, Esther Furst, Norman Ollestad

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Damn the Defiant!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

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The Beachcomber

Directed by: Erich Pommer

Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie

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Walk on the Wild Side

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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All Night Long

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

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

Sara and Hoppity

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Tempel des Satans

Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Famous Birthdays:
  • Pierre Quinon: French pole vaulter who won the 1984 Olympic Games pole vault gold medal and held the pole vault outdoor world record for just four days in the summer of 1983.
  • Hatice Aslan
  • Ria Coyne: Scranton, Pennsylvania -- Comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever).
  • Ria Coyne in Scranton: Pennsylvania, USA; comedienne (Betsy - Batman Forever).
  • Adam Schreiber: NFL center / guard (Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants).
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
  • NASA's Friendship 7 space craft is launched, with Colonel John Glenn as first American to orbit Earth. The craft makes three orbits in five hours.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 20, 1962 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1962 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Duke Of Earl - Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
  2. The Wanderer - Dion
  3. Sue Thompson - Norman
  4. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  5. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  6. Brenda Lee - Break It To Me Gently
  7. Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  8. The Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain
  9. Gary (U.S.) Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
  10. Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
  2. Lost Someone - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  3. The Shirelles - Baby It's You
  4. The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
  5. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  6. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
  7. Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight And The Pips
  8. Let Me In - The Sensations
  9. Dear Lady Twist - Gary U.S. Bonds
  10. Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light


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

The End Of The Battle

By: Evelyn Waugh

This is the third volume in the 'Sword of Honor' trilogy. The other volumes in this trilogy include: 'Men at Arms' and 'Officers and Gentlemen'.

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Calories Don'T Count

By: Herman Taller

1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.

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Before I Sleep

By: James Monahan

Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen.

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Twilight Of Honor

By: Al Dewlen

Dust jacket in good condition.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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