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Thursday 8 August 1963

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Lewis and Rica Fukami. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
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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

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

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

Movies

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

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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This Sporting Life

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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The Leopard

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carol Lewis: American track and field athlete, the winner of the Bronze Medal at the World Games in Helsinki for holding the record on the indoor long jump.
  • Rica Fukami: Japanese voice actress and singer.
  • Hur Jin-ho: South Korean director and screenwriter.
  • Ron Karkovice: Union, New Jersey -- Catcher (Chicago White Sox).
  • Emi Shinohara: Japanese voice actress and singer.
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Facts:
  • Kingsmen release Louie, Louie, radio stations label it obscene
  • LA Dodgers F Howard and B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
  • Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
  • The Great Train Robbery of 1963 takes place in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1963?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7831
  • Life: Sandy Koufax baseball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: W. Averell Harriman -- Aug. 2, 1963

Books

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

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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Caravans

By: James A. Michener

First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after ...

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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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