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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 The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin 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! or Spacewar!.
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What the sky looked like on 21 January 1962

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Movies

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

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Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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The Judas Tree

By: A.J. Cronin

In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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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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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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My Saber Is Bent

By: Jack Paar

236 pages - photo illustrated - biography

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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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