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Sunday 26 August 1962

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lalla Meryem and Bob Mionske. 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 Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Finlay's Casebook. 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 ?

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Written by: A.J. Cronin

Starring: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The French Chef

Starring: Julia Child

Country: United States

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Sir Francis Drake

Starring: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Steptoe and Son

Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright

Country: United States

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

Country: United States

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Tales of Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage

Country: United States

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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Zotz!

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1962 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lalla Meryem : Moroccan princess, the first daughter and eldest child of the late King Hassan II of Morocco and his wife Lalla Latifa.
  • Bob Mionske: American cyclist and attorney.
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Facts:
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
  • Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City Athletics, 1-0

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Soviet Space Capsules
  • Time: Russian Cosmonauts Major Andrian Nikolayev and Lt. Colonel Pavel Popovich
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7782

Books

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

One Man'S Freedom

By: Edward Bennett Williams

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

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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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In The Clearing

By: Robert Frost

This was the last collection of new poems to appear during Robert Frost's lifetime and it became a national best-seller upon publication.

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Dearly Beloved

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the “gathered together” survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.

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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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