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Wednesday 1 May 1963

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Seguso in Minneapolis . In that special week of May 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. Spencer's Mountain, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stanley Baxter Show.
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Movies

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Spencer's Mountain

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

Country: United States

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Carambolages

Directed by: Marcel Bluwal

Starring: Louis de Funès, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Serrault, Sophie Daumier

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That Kind of Girl

Directed by: Gerry O'Hara

Starring: Margaret Rose Keil, Linda Marlowe, David Weston, Peter Burton

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Black Zoo

Directed by: Robert Gordon

Starring: Michael Gough, Jeanne Cooper, Rod Lauren, Virginia Grey

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TV Series

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The Stanley Baxter Show

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Party Time

Sierra Nine

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lope K Santos: Filipino writer, father of the Filipino language (Born 1879).
Facts:
  • 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands.
  • The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first diet drink, TaB cola.
  • Thousands of African Americans, many of them children, are arrested while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Public Safety Commissioner Eugene ampquotBullampquot Connor later unleashes fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.
  • Berthold Seliger launches near Cuxhaven a 3 stage rocket with a maximum flight altitude of more than 62 miles (the only sounding rocket developed in Germany).

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Books

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Silent Spring

By: Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that

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The Tin Drum

By: Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim’s outstanding translation in 1959.

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