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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 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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Movies

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

Gypsy

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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TV Series

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

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 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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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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Books

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

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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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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