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Sunday 1 September 1963

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Grant-Lee Phillips and David Zhuang. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Stray Dog

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji

Country: United States

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The Haunted Palace

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

Country: United States

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Siege of the Saxons

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard

Country: United States

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The Thrill of It All

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ready, Steady, Go!

Starring: Sandy Sarjeant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vacation Playhouse

Written by: Richard Michaels

Starring: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Country: United States

Die fünfte Kolonne

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz, Carl Lange, Thomas Braut, Alexander Hegarth

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Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

Starring: Heidelinde Weis, Claus Biederstaedt, Edith Hancke, Kurt Weitkamp

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 September 1963 ?

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
  • Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
Famous Birthdays:
  • Grant-Lee Phillips
  • David Zhuang: China -- US table tennis player (1996 Olympics).
  • Andrea Balestri: Italian film actor, known for playing Pinocchio in the 1972 television series, "The Adventures of Pinocchio," directed by Luigi Comencini, alongside actors like Nino Manfredi, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Gina Lollobrigida and the great actor and director Vittorio De Sica as the Judge.
  • Stephen Kernahan: Australian rules footballer.
  • Carola Smit: Dutch singer (BZN-Bad bad woman).
See other famous people born on 01 September
Famous Deaths:
  • Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
  • WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

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

City Of Night

By: John Rechy

“[Rechy’s] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life

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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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The Day They Shook The Plum Tree

By: Arthur H. Lewis

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I Owe Russia $1200

By: Bob Hope

Bob Hope, (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies.

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