It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Haunting, directed by Robert Wise, 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 September 1963 ?
  • Dementia 13Dementia 13
    directed by Francis Coppola
    starring: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton
  • Vivre Sa VieVivre Sa Vie
    directed by Jean-Luc Godard
    starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, Andr S. Labarthe
  • The HauntingThe Haunting
    directed by Robert Wise
    starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray EyesX: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
    directed by Roger Corman
    starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone
  • HarakiriHarakiri
    directed by Masaki Kobayashi
    starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Saturday, 21 September 1963 ?

Holidays
  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
  • Also see September 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Matthew the Evangelist

Famous People born
Cecil Fielder: Los Angeles, California -- Infielder (Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees)

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Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7837
Sports Illustrated: no.7837

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

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 A scene from  'Knife in the Water, 'a Polish film by Roman Polanski
A scene from 'Knife in the Water, 'a Polish film by Roman Polanski

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 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

United Foundation Torch Detroit Campbell-Ewald (1963)United Foundation Torch Detroit Campbell-Ewald (1963)
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Hamms (1963)Hamms (1963)
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Tell the world why Saturday, 21 September 1963 is such a special date for you!