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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 My Saber Is Bent by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sara and Hoppity. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 February 1962

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Movies

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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All Night Long

Directed by: Basil Dearden

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

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Light in the Piazza

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi

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TV Series

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

Sara and Hoppity

Titanes en el ring

Tempel des Satans

Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sonny-Boyd

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 February 1962 ?

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:
Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

My Saber Is Bent

By: Jack Paar

236 pages - photo illustrated - biography

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The Last Plantagenets

By: Thomas B. Costain

Details the developments that characterized the reigns of England's monarchs from Richard II to Henry VII

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Captain Newman, M.D.

By: Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

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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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