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Thursday 24 May 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gene Anthony Ray and Dorothy Trapp. 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 The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 24 May 1962 ?

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.
Famous Birthdays:
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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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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 ?

The Ivy Tree

By: Mary Stewart

Mary Grey had come from Canada to the land of her forebears: Northumberland. As she savored the ordered, spare beauty of England's northern fells, the silence was shattered by the shout

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The Last Plantagenets

By: Thomas B. Costain

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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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Chairman Of The Bored

By: Edward Streeter

Stated first edition, printed in 1961 by Harper; pages clean and tight, some yellowing, 274 pages.

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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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