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Thursday 26 December 1963

1963-12-26

It was Thursday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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 Backstage

Starring: John Willis, Susan Oliver

Country: United States

Shenanigans

Starring: Stubby Kaye, Kenny Williams

Country: United States

Ray Rayner and His Friends

Starring: Ray Rayner

Country: United States

Hollywood and the Stars

Starring: Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

The Judy Garland Show

Starring: Judy Garland

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
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Facts:
  • Double Dublin opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Beatles release I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There
  • US furnishes cereal to USSR.
  • quotI Want to Hold Your Handquot and quotI Saw Her Standing Therequot are released in the U.S., marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
  • The 1955 film ''Oklahoma!'', an adaptation of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, is re-released.

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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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