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Tuesday 20 February 1962

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adam Schreiber and Joel Ellis. 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. Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Before I Sleep by James Monahan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Benny Hill. 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

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TV Series

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

Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Family Classics

Starring: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Country: United States

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The Original Christmas Classics

Country: United States

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The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Walk on the Wild Side

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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La notte

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti

Country: United States

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer

Country: United States

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Victim

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 February 1962 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Adam Schreiber: NFL center / guard (Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants).
  • Joel Ellis: Rocker.
  • Ria Coyne: Scranton, Pennsylvania -- Comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever).
  • Ria Coyne in Scranton: Pennsylvania, USA; comedienne (Betsy - Batman Forever).
  • Diane Bergerac: American noted family, her parents are actors Dorothy Malone and Jacques Bergerac.
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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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1962?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7756
  • Life: Rock Hudson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert F. Kennedy -- Feb. 16, 1962

Books

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

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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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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The Guns Of August

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara

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A Prologue To Love

By: Taylor Caldwell

"There can be help. There's always God," said Amy. "I'm ashamed. I'd forgotten about Him." She was quiet for a time.

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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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