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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. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, 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 Curd Jürgens erzählt....
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Movies

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

Dr. No

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

Country: United States

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Sanjuro

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi

Country: United States

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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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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Battleline

Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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The Wilburn Brothers Show

Starring: Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1963 ?

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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Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

The Final Verdict Famous journalist - daughter's biography of flamboyant father-lawyer is a good read

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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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Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

By: Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is Classic Peanuts! These collector’s editions perfectly recreate the original look and feel of the best-loved Peanuts books—their paper, their ink, even their lamination.

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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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