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Wednesday 24 April 1963

1963-04-24

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. 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 while Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Idiot

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshir Mifune

Country: United States

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The Day of the Triffids

Directed by: Steve Sekely

Starring: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott

Country: United States

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Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh

Country: United States

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It Happened at the World's Fair

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood

Country: United States

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The Birds

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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 24 April 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mano Solo: French singer and recording artist who released ten albums.
  • Paula Frazer: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tarnation Faith No More and Frightwig).
  • Billy Gould: American bass player songwriter and producer (Faith No More Fear and the Nervous System and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine).
  • Tõnu Trubetsky: Estonian singer-songwriter (Vennaskond and J.M.
  • Joey Vera: American bass player (Fates Warning and Armored Saint).
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Facts:
  • 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  • English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7816
  • Life: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lester B. Pearson -- Apr. 19, 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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