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Saturday 27 October 1962

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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 O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Scales of Justice. 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Gypsy

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Country: United States

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The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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Eyes Without a Face

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel

Country: United States

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Lola

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Anouk Aime, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Scales of Justice

Starring: Edgar Lustgarten

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Gallant Men

Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Country: United States

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Going My Way

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Country: United States

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Combat!

Starring: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Country: United States

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Discovery

Starring: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Beyond the Fringe opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • Soviet Union leasder Nikita Khrushchev publicly calls for the dismantling of U.S. missile bases in Turkey. US President Kennedy agrees to remove the sites at a later date.
  • Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
  • A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marvel of motion The human body
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John M. Kemper -- Oct. 26, 1962
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7791

Books

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

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

By: Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs

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The Guns Of August

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara

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Men And Decisions

By: Lewis L. Strauss

Men And Decisions, by Strauss, Lewis L.

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Portrait In Brownstone

By: Louis Auchincloss

hard cover no dust jacket, pencil mark in front cover, pages are perfect, bent corners, looks very 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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