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Wednesday 1 May 1963

1963-05-01

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Dr. No

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

Country: United States

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Sanjuro

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi

Country: United States

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The Idiot

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshir Mifune

Country: United States

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The Day of the Triffids

Directed by: Steve Sekely

Starring: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott

Country: United States

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Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Crane

Written by: Patrick Alexander, Jordan Lawrence

Starring: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

Country: United Kingdom

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The Human Jungle

Starring: Herbert Lom, Michael Johnson, Sally Smith, Mary Yeomans

Country: United Kingdom

The Dakotas

Starring: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Country: United States

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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Written by: Don Meier

Starring: Marlin Perkins

Country: United States

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FOX 8 News

Starring: Cindy Farmer, Brad Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lope K Santos: Filipino writer, father of the Filipino language (Born 1879).
Facts:
  • 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands.
  • The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first diet drink, TaB cola.
  • Thousands of African Americans, many of them children, are arrested while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Public Safety Commissioner Eugene ampquotBullampquot Connor later unleashes fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.
  • Berthold Seliger launches near Cuxhaven a 3 stage rocket with a maximum flight altitude of more than 62 miles (the only sounding rocket developed in Germany).

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Books

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

The Shoes of the Fisherman

By: Morris L. West

A pope has died, and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals from all over the world gather to choose his successor. Suddenly, the election is concluded with a surprise result.

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The Group

By: Mary McCarth

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.

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Caravans

By: James A. Michener

First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after ...

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