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Tuesday 13 August 1963

1963-08-13

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. A Ticklish Affair, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

A Ticklish Affair

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Shirley Jones, Gig Young, Red Buttons

Country: United States

Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

Country: United States

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Siege of the Saxons

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard

Country: United States

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The Thrill of It All

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis

Country: United States

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This Sporting Life

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ready, Steady, Go!

Starring: Sandy Sarjeant

Country: United Kingdom

Vacation Playhouse

Written by: Richard Michaels

Starring: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Country: United States

Die fünfte Kolonne

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz, Carl Lange, Thomas Braut, Alexander Hegarth

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

Starring: Heidelinde Weis, Claus Biederstaedt, Edith Hancke, Kurt Weitkamp

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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Facts:
  • Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
  • Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1963?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7832
  • Life: Averell Harriman and Nikita Krushchev
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu -- Aug. 9, 1963

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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