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Friday 26 January 1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anna LaCazio and Oscar Ruggeri. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Crosstrap, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, 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 Original Christmas Classics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Movies

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

Crosstrap

Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis

Starring: Laurence Payne, Jill Adams, Zena Marshall, Gary Cockrell

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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett

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The Magic Sword

Directed by: Bert I. Gordon

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm

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Bachelor in Paradise

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Jim Hutton

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Original Christmas Classics

Country: United States

On the Road

Das Profil

Corrigan Blake

L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête

Starring: Philippe Nicaud, Paul Gay, André Valmy, Robert Dalban

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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Facts:
  • Twist is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
  • US launches Ranger 3; misses Moon by 22,000 miles (37,000km).
  • Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools.
  • Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard.
  • Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).

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Books

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

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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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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The Judas Tree

By: A.J. Cronin

In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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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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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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