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Friday 1 May 1964

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Chatto and Carlos Aalbers. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Horror of Party Beach, directed by Del Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Horizon.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Horror of Party Beach

Directed by: Del Tenney

Starring: John Scott, Alice Lyon, Allan Laurel

Country: United States

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The Life of Oharu

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichir Sugai

Country: United States

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Paris When It Sizzles

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grgoire Aslan

Country: United States

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From Russia with Love

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya

Country: United States

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The Quick Gun

Directed by: Sidney Salkow

Starring: Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, James Best

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 1 May 1964

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TV Series

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

Horizon

Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Detective

Starring: Rupert Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug

Musikauktion

Starring: Heinz Erhardt, Mary Roos, Herta Konrad, Paul Kuhn

Rocambole

Starring: Pierre Vernier, Pierre Collet, Alain Dekok, Hubert Deschamps

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
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Facts:
  • 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
  • At Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, the BASIC programming language runs for the first time. The language was developed by professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz, BASIC is an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. It is based on FORTRAN and Algol, and was developed for a General Electric 225 mainframe computer.
  • Senator Barry Goldwater receives more than 75% of the votes in the Texas Republican Presidential primary.
  • Some 400–1,000 students march through Times Square, New York and another 700 in San Francisco, in the first major student demonstration against the Vietnam War. Smaller marches also occur in Boston, Seattle, and Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, hitchhiking in Meadville, Mississippi, are kidnapped and beaten by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Their badly decomposed bodies are found by chance 2 months later in July, during the search for 3 civil rights workers – Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Naked Society

By: Vance Packard

Originally published in 1964, The Naked Society was the first book to discuss how then-new technologies such as hidden microphones, concealed cameras, modern filing systems, and the polygraph lie detector could

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Night Of The Generals

By: Hans Kirst

The famous novel about three Nazi generals and a brutal wartime sex crime--and the inspiration for the 1967 film. When a Polish prostitute is murdered in 1942, the suspects come down

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When The Cheering Stopped

By: Gene Smith

The extraordinary story of Woodrow Wilson's last years in the White House and after, and the part played by his wife when the nation was without a President able to perform

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