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Wednesday 21 October 1964

1964-10-21

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

My Fair Lady

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Country: United States

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Send Me No Flowers

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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Cheyenne Autumn

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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Contempt

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli

Country: United States

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Band of Outsiders

Directed by: JeanLuc Cinéma Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danile Girard

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

That Regis Philbin Show

Starring: Eartha Kitt, Regis Philbin, Shelley Berman, Don Rickles

Country: United States

Redcap

Starring: John Thaw

Country: United Kingdom

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Tom, Dick and Mary

Starring: Don Galloway, Joyce Bulifant, Steve Franken

Country: United States

The Young Marrieds

Starring: Brenda Benet, Les Brown Jr., Susan Brown, Betty Conner

Country: United States

Karen

Written by: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Starring: Richard Denning, Gina Gillespie, Mary LaRoche, Debbie Watson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Annemiek Schrijver: Dutch journalist, writer, television maker and presenter.
  • Jon Carin: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Pink Floyd The Who and Industry).
  • Levent Yüksel: Turkish singer.
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Facts:
  • Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical ''My Fair Lady'' premieres in New York City. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn in the role of Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison repeating his stage performance as Professor Henry Higgins, and which will win him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The film will win seven other Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but Audrey Hepburn will not be nominated. Critics interpret this as a rebuke to Jack L. Warner for choosing Ms Hepburn over Julie
  • Canada: A Federal Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects a design to become the new official Flag of Canada.
  • A 5.3 Kiloton nuclear device is detonated at the Tatum Salt Dome, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi as part of the Vela Uniform program. This test is the Salmon phase of the Atomic Energy Commission's Project Dribble.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1964?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7893
  • Life: Berlin tunnel escape
  • Time: Democratic Senatorial Candidate from California

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Venetian Affair

By: Helen MacInnes

Fenner burned Rosenfeld's message, reminding himself wryly that he was behaving in the very best tradition. This was a game not too difficult to learn, he thought.

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The Living Reed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. When Japan invades and the queen is killed, Il-han takes his family into hiding.

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The Hat On The Bed

By: John O'Hara

First Edition. First Printing (STATED) Attractive Book. Tiny tears to DJ. Dated christmas inscription to friend on front end page. Christmas stamp dated 1963 glued a top price of DJ sleeve.

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On Her Majesty'S Secret Service

By: Ian Fleming

Fourth impression. Good condition book with like DJ. Boards are clean with minor wear and a slight twist to spine. Content clean with bright pages and a solid binding.

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