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Thursday 20 June 1963

1963-06-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Ivan's Childhood, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Ivan's Childhood

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Yevgeni Zharikov

Country: United States

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aime, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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PT 109

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin

Country: United States

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Jason and the Argonauts

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond

Country: United States

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The Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight

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 20 June 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Anya Gallaccio: British artist, who often works with organic matter, including fruit, vegetables and flowers.
  • Philippe Broussard: French journalist and reporter for the daily "Le Monde", survivor after the stadium of Furiani collapse.
  • Matt Anger: Walnut Creek, California -- Tennis star.
  • Kirk Baptiste: Beaumont, Texas -- 200m runner (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Amir Derakh: American guitarist (Orgy Rough Cutt Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Raphael Salem: Greek mathematician (Born 1898).
  • Gordon Jones: Actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello), dies at 52.
  • Joseph Self: Murderer, executed; last Washington state execution in 25 yrs.
  • Ralph Sanford: Actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 64.
Facts:
  • Beatles form Beatles Ltd to handle their income
  • US and the USSR agree to set up Hot Line
  • US and USSR agree to set up "Hot Line".
  • The so-called ''red telephone'' is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7824
  • Life: Cardinals convene at St Peters
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Barry Goldwater -- June 14, 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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