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Sunday 21 January 1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie Trintignant and Isabelle Nanty. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, directed by Edward Bernds, 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 L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett

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The Magic Sword

Directed by: Bert I. Gordon

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm

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Bachelor in Paradise

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

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TV Series

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

L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête

Starring: Philippe Nicaud, Paul Gay, André Valmy, Robert Dalban

Country: France

Room for One More

Starring: Carol Nicholson, Ahna Capri, Tim Rooney, Maxine Stuart

Country: United States

Studio 4

Pro Bowlers' Tour

Primera fila

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1962 ?

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marie Trintignant: French actress, and daughter of noted actor Jean-Louis Trintingnant and actress/director Nadine Marquand Trintingant.
  • Isabelle Nanty
  • Anne Bossy: French engineer who was president of the Girl Guides in France from 1999 to 2004.
  • Maurizio Vanadia: Italian main dancer of Scala theater and fiancé of Marina Berlusconi in 2002 (daughter of the premier).
  • Tyler Cowen: American economist and academic.
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  • JFK arrives in Uruguay
  • Snow falls in San Francisco

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 21, 1962 - Geocentric view

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

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  2. Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  4. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
  5. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
  6. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
  7. Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
  8. Bobby Vee - Run To Him
  9. The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
  10. Sue Thompson - Norman
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
  2. Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Unchain My Heart
  3. Lost Someone - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  4. Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool
  5. Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light
  6. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  7. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
  8. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  9. Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  10. James Ray - If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
  2. Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk
  3. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
  4. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
  5. Danny Williams - Moon River


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 Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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Ring Of Bright Water

By: Gavin Maxwell

Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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