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Tuesday 4 August 1964

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Roché and B J Surhoff. In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
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A Hard Day's Night

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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The Night of the Iguana

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yko Katsuragi

Country: United States

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The Masque of the Red Death

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher

Country: United States

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Pension Spreewitz

Starring: Inge Landgut


Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug


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

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1964 ?

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
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  • North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • American civil rights movement: civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.

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By: Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, ...

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By: John Le Carre

The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, ...

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The Spire

By: William Golding

The vision that drives Dean Jocelin to construct an immense new spire above his cathedral tests the limits of all who surround him.

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A Moveable Feast

By: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

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