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Thursday 24 May 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luiza Brunet and Gene Anthony Ray. 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. Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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 Im echten Manne ist ein Kind. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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What the sky looked like on 24 May 1962

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Movies

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

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Big Red

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

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The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Country: United States

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The Cabinet of Caligari

Directed by: Roger Kay

Starring: Glynis Johns, Dan O'Herlihy, Richard Davalos, Lawrence Dobkin

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TV Series

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Im echten Manne ist ein Kind

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit.
  • Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 24, 1962 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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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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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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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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