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Friday 17 May 1963

1963-05-17

It was Friday, 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 If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Pickpocket

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Plgri

Country: United States

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Spencer's Mountain

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur

Country: United States

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Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom

Country: United States

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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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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 17 May 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jon Koncak: NBA center (Orlando Magic).
  • Page McConnell: American keyboard player and songwriter (Phish Vida Blue and Phil Lesh and Friends).
  • Taimo Toomast: Estonian opera singer.
  • Mary Vincent: American victim of an unbelievably savage attack by Lawrence Singleton on 9/29/1978, a few miles outside of Galt, California.
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Wilce: American physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (Born 1888).
Facts:
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in New York, to become WWF champion.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Governor Nelson and Happy Rockefeller Mystery cloud issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Baldwin -- May 17, 1963
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7819

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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