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Monday 26 February 1962

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Atiq Rahimi and Sheila Cornell. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Premature Burial, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Six Proud Walkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Movies

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Premature Burial

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel

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Ring of Terror

Directed by: Clark L. Paylow

Starring: George E. Mather, Austin Green, Esther Furst, Norman Ollestad

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Damn the Defiant!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

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The Beachcomber

Directed by: Erich Pommer

Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie

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All Night Long

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Six Proud Walkers

Oh, Those Bells

Daly at Night

Sara and Hoppity

Titanes en el ring

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
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Facts:
  • US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.

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Books

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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Captain Newman, M.D.

By: Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

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My Saber Is Bent

By: Jack Paar

236 pages - photo illustrated - biography

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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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