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Saturday 27 January 1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 27, 1962). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James F Doehring and Michael Collins. 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 Pt 109 by Robert J. Donovan 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!.
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What the sky looked like on 27 January 1962

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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

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

Country: France

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Historical Events

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  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
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  • Family Affair opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • The Soviet government changes all place names honoring Molotov, Kaganovich and Georgi Malenkov.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 27, 1962 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1962 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Peppermint Twist - Part 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  2. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  3. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
  4. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
  5. Sue Thompson - Norman
  6. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  7. The Lettermen - When I Fall In Love
  8. The Wanderer - Dion
  9. The Shirelles - Baby It's You
  10. Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
  2. Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Unchain My Heart
  3. Lost Someone - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  4. The Twist - Chubby Checker
  5. Ike & Tina Turner - Poor Fool
  6. Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light
  7. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  8. Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  9. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
  10. Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
  2. Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk
  3. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
  4. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka
  5. Danny Williams - Moon River


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

Pt 109

By: Robert J. Donovan

NOW IN PAPERBACK A timeless tale of heroism now available to a new generation of readers "To me, PT 109 has always been one of the great war stories

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe

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Before I Sleep

By: James Monahan

Prince Souphan of Laos arrived at Lambert Field on November 30, 1959, to a proper St. Louis reception led by thedeputy mayor and the head of the board of aldermen.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

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