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Thursday 23 August 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 23, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Shaun Ryder and Dean Karnazes. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Net. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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What the sky looked like on 23 August 1962

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The 300 Spartans

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

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

Country: United States

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The Slave

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

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

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The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Directed by: Eddie Romero

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

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Two Weeks in Another Town

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

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King Kong vs. Godzilla

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Country: United States

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

The Net

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Written by: A.J. Cronin

Starring: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1962 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Shaun Ryder: English singer-songwriter and actor (Happy Mondays and Black Grape).
  • Dean Karnazes: American athlete, setting records for long distance running.
  • Glenn Healy: Pickering, Ontario -- NHL goalie (NY Rangers).
  • Kyle Clifton: NFL linebacker (NY Jets).
  • Martin Cauchon: Canadian lawyer and politician 46th Canadian Minister of Justice.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hoot Gibson: Silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70.
  • Walter Anderson: Belarusian-German ethnologist and academic (d. 1962).
  • Irving Fine: Boston, Massachusetts -- Composer (Toccata).
  • 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 23, 1962 - Geocentric view

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

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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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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The Golden Rendezvous

By: Alistair MacLean

A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well.For

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Six Crises

By: Richard Nixon

Six Crises is the first book written by Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. This book was published in 1962. It recounts Nixon’s recollections of six major political situations that required crisis management on his part.

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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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