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Friday 26 October 1962

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cary Elwes and Christine Citti. 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 Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Geboren unter schwarzen Himmeln. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Country: United States

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Don't Talk to Strange Men

Directed by: Pat Jackson

Starring: Christina Gregg, Janina Faye, Cyril Raymond, Gillian Lind

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The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Gay Purr-ee

Directed by: Abe Levitow

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

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Escape from East Berlin

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer, Ingrid van Bergen

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Geboren unter schwarzen Himmeln

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The Saint

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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Wally Gator

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Commandant X

Starring: Michel de Ré, Marcel Cuminatto, Nicole Desailly

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1962 ?

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
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  • Beatles tape Please Please Me andAsk Me Why
  • JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
  • Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
  • The Soviet Union transmits a proposal for ending the Cuban Missile Crisis: The missile bases would be removed in exchange for a U.S. pledge not to invade Cuba.
  • Spiegel scandal: German police occupy ''Der Spiegel'' offices in Hamburg.

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Ship of Fools

By: Katherine Anne Porter

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.

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The Blue Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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