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Thursday 23 August 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. 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 Mat, 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 Dr. Finlay's Casebook. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright

Country: United States

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

Country: United States

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Tales of Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage

Country: United States

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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Zotz!

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 23 August 1962

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TV Series

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

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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The French Chef

Starring: Julia Child

Country: United States

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Sir Francis Drake

Starring: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • 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).
Facts:
  • 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

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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 Thousand Springs

By: Anna Chennault

Many books have been written about General Claire Chennault. This adds a more personal view. Anna Chen Xiangmei worked as a war correspondent for the Central News Agency from 1944 to

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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Who'S In Charge Here?

By: Gerald C. Gardner

All you need to know to go to the polls or leave the country. Campaign edition

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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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