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Wednesday 23 May 1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keith Brantley at Scott Air Force Base and Karen [Duff] Duffy in New York City. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Lonely Are the Brave, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while Why Not Victory? by Barry M. Goldwater was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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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 ?

Lonely Are the Brave

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory

Country: United States

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Peeping Tom

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Karlheinz Bhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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Mothra

Directed by: Inoshiro Honda

Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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War Hunt

Directed by: Denis Sanders

Starring: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
  • Joe Pepitone is second New York Yankees player to hit two homeruns in one inning (Joe DiMaggio was first).
  • OAS leader General Raoul Salan sentenced to life.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7769
  • Life: Astronaut Scott Carpenter and wife Rene
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Federic G. Donner -- May 18, 1962

Books

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

Why Not Victory?

By: Barry M. Goldwater

"THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO VICTORY IS-OBVIOUSLY-DEFEAT" In this one sentence the outspoken senator from Arizona cuts through the theories of coexistence, compromise and containment that have been obscuring US thinking on cold

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The Last Plantagenets

By: Thomas B. Costain

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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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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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