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Thursday 25 October 1962

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chad Smith and Nick Hancock. 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. Gypsy, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while A Study Of Communism by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Scales of Justice. 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Gypsy

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

The Scales of Justice

Starring: Edgar Lustgarten

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Discovery

Starring: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
  • Stevenson demands USSR ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over".
  • American author John Steinbeck is awarded Nobel Prize in literature.
  • 110th member of the United Nations is admitted (Uganda).
  • Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

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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 ?

A Study Of Communism

By: J. Edgar Hoover

Written at the height of the Cold War, here is the book review from the Kirkus Review, October 1, 1962: "A sequel to Masters of (1958) again blueprints and briefs the

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O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

By: Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs

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Hornblower And The Hotspur

By: C.S. Forester

April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel.

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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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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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