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Wednesday 24 October 1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include B D Wong and Yves Bertucci. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Commandant X. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Gallant Men

Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Country: United States

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Going My Way

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Country: United States

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Combat!

Starring: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Country: United States

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Discovery

Starring: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Country: United States

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The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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Eyes Without a Face

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel

Country: United States

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Lola

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Anouk Aime, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden

Country: United States

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
  • During the American blockade of Cuba, Soviet tanker Bucharest approaches the quarantine zone. U.S. military forces go to DEFCON 2, preparing for full-scale war with the Soviet Union.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis: First confrontation between US Navy and Soviet cargo vessel. The vessel changes course.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7791
  • Life: Yosemite at dusk California
  • Time: Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton.

Books

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

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

By: Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs

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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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Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

The Final Verdict Famous journalist - daughter's biography of flamboyant father-lawyer is a good read

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Magnificent Destiny

By: Paul I. Wellman

With a rare ability for translating historical fact into exciting literature, Paul I. Wellman has penned a powerful novel about the long friendship and secret adventures of Andrew Jackson and Sam

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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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