Saturday September 22, 1962

US date format: 9/22/1962, UK date format: 22/9/1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 22, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Rob Stone in Chicago and Rob Morrow. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Andy Williams Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Country: United States of America

Colossus of the Arena

Directed by: Michele Lupo

Starring: Mark Forest, Scilla Gabel, Jon Chevron, José Greci

The 300 Spartans

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Country: United States of America

The Slave

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Directed by: Eddie Romero

Starring: Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Parsons, Efren Reyes, Jennings Sturgeon


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 22, 1962?


  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
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  • Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Andy Williams Show

Starring: Andy Williams

Country: United States of America

Wally Gator


Written by: Kathleen Hite

Starring: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Country: United States of America

I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

Written by: Leonard Stern

Starring: John Astin, Marty Ingels, Emmaline Henry, David Ketchum

Country: United States of America

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine

Starring: Jackie Gleason, The June Taylor Dancers, Johnny Olson, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States of America

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


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

Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

Final verdict

Sex And The Single Girl

By: Helen Gurley Brown


The Blue Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

Ship of Fools

By: Katherine Anne Porter

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.

Who'S In Charge Here?

By: Gerald C. Gardner

Vintage paperback


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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