Sunday August 26, 1962

US date format: 8/26/1962, UK date format: 26/8/1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 26, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Tariq Ramadan and Lalla Meryem . In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1962 while One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

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Movies

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The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Country: United States of America

The Slave

The Slave

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

The Raiders of Leyte Gulf

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Eddie Romero

Starring: Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Parsons, Efren Reyes, Jennings Sturgeon

Two Weeks in Another Town

Two Weeks in Another Town

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams

One Man'S Freedom

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Originally published in 1962, One Man’s Freedom is the autobiography and personal philosophy of legendary attorney Edward Bennett Williams. At the time of publication, the book was lauded by critics and

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

A Thousand Springs by Anna Chennault

A Thousand Springs

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Many books have been written about General Claire Chennault. This adds a more personal view. Anna Chen Xiangmei worked as a war correspondent for the Central News Agency from 1944 to

The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean

The Golden Rendezvous

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A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well.For

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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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 …

Videogames

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Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 26, 1962?

On August 26, 1962 several famous people were born including, Tariq Ramadan, Lalla Meryem , Bob Mionske.

What was the number one song in August 26, 1962?

The number one song in the week of August 26, 1962 was The Loco-Motion by Little Eva in US and I Remember You by Frank Ifield in UK.

What were the top hits on August 26, 1962?

The top hits on August 26, 1962 were The Loco-Motion by Little Eva, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka, Things by Bobby Darin in US and I Remember You by Frank Ifield, Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone, I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles in UK.