Wednesday 1 May 1963

US date format: 5/1/1963, UK date format: 1/5/1963

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 1, 1963). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include James Marsh and 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 Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stanley Baxter Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Spencer's Mountain

Directed by: Delmer Daves

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

Country: United States of America

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

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

Country: United States of America

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

The Stanley Baxter Show

Take Two

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Party Time

Sierra Nine

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1963 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
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  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

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The Great Hunger

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America.

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Grandmother and the Priests

By: Taylor Caldwell

From dust jacket notes: "Rose McConnell was four years old when she first went to visit her Grandmother in Leeds, England in the year 1904. That Grandmother was a rich worldly Irish widow who loved good company.

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By: Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler

Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why.

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