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Monday 23 April 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Hannah and Shaun Spiers. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. A Taste of Honey, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tonight Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Taste of Honey

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens

Country: United States

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Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Country: United States

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Whistle Down the Wind

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird

Country: United States

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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Cape Fear

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Hannah: Scottish actor seen in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" as well as the lead in the TV series "McCallum.
  • Shaun Spiers: English businessman and politician.
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Facts:
  • 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
  • Ranger 4, first US satellite to reach Moon, launched from Cape Canaveral.
  • New York Mets win their first game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1.

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Books

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

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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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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Daughter Of Silence

By: Morris L. West

Daughter of Silence

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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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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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