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Tuesday 24 December 1963

1963-12-24

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck 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 ?

Love with the Proper Stranger

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams

Country: United States

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The Sword in the Stone

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson

Country: United States

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Move Over, Darling

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen

Country: United States

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America, America

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam

Country: United States

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Charade

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Hollywood and the Stars

Starring: Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

The Judy Garland Show

Starring: Judy Garland

Country: United States

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Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Don Adams, Bradley Bolke, Larry Storch

Country: United States

The Great Adventure

Starring: Van Heflin, Russell Johnson

Country: United States

Mr. Novak

Written by: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal

Starring: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Caroline Aherne: English actress producer and screenwriter.
  • Jay Bilas: American basketball player and sportscaster.
  • Timo Jutila: Finnish ice hockey player and sportscaster.
  • Mary Ramsey: American singer-songwriter and violinist (10 000 Maniacs and John & Mary).
  • Neil Turbin: American singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Deathriders).
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Facts:
  • Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7851
  • Life: Hollywood magic double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Guy de Rothschild -- Dec. 20, 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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