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Monday 23 April 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 23, 1962). 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. Maid for Murder, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Suspense. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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What the sky looked like on 23 April 1962

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Maid for Murder

Directed by: Robert Asher

Starring: Bob Monkhouse, Alfred Marks, Hattie Jacques, Anna Karina

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The Road to Hong Kong

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

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Hands of a Stranger

Directed by: Newt Arnold

Starring: Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey, James Noah, Ted Otis

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The Counterfeit Traitor

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

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The Horizontal Lieutenant

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Jim Backus

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Fiesta con nosotros


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The Dakotas

Starring: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1962 ?

  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 23, 1962 - Geocentric view

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

The Last Plantagenets

By: Thomas B. Costain

Details the developments that characterized the reigns of England's monarchs from Richard II to Henry VII

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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.

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Captain Newman, M.D.

By: Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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