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

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Abdhul Rahman -- Apr. 12, 1963
TIME Magazine Cover: Abdhul Rahman -- Apr. 12, 1963

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7815
Sports Illustrated: no.7815

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
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Books

The Shoes of the Fisherman - Morris L. West

The Shoes of the Fisherman - Morris L. West

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Books

The Group - Mary McCarth

The Group - Mary McCarth

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Books

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

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

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Books

Caravans - James A. Michener

Caravans - James A. Michener

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Old Journal Ads

Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Art Car (1963)Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Art Car (1963)
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Old Journal Ads

Mennen Afta After Shave Lotion  Sam Huff (1963)Mennen Afta After Shave Lotion Sam Huff (1963)
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Old Journal Ads

Harry James Plays Trumpet Kleenex Tissue (1963)Harry James Plays Trumpet Kleenex Tissue (1963)
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