It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie
    directed by George Sidney
    starring: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh
  • It Happened at the World's FairIt Happened at the World's Fair
    directed by Norman Taurog
    starring: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood
  • The BirdsThe Birds
    directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 18 April 1963 ?


Holidays
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
  • Saint Werner (d. 1287)
  • Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
  • Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
  • Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
  • Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
  • The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
  • Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
  • Saint Emma
  • Iran - Army Day

Facts
  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1.
  • Dr James Campbell performs the first human nerve transplant.

Famous People born
Conan O'Brien: American comedian
Eric McCormack: Canadian actor
Conan [Christopher] O'Brien in Brookline: Massachusetts, USA; TV host (Late Night).

Famous People died
Henrietta Kreis: third of famous Wallenda aerialists to fall to death.
Meyer Jacobstein: American politician (Born 1880)
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Magazine Covers

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

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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

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.

The Group by Mary McCarth

The Group

by Mary McCarth


Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger

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.

Caravans by James A. Michener

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 World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears.

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