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Sunday 8 August 1965

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Akitoshi Saito and Aaron Abeyta. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'm Henry VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Vital Spark

Written by: Neil Munro

Starring: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Vision On

Starring: Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Ben Benison, Wilf Lunn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meine Melodie

Starring: Marianne Koch, Lale Andersen, Roy Black, Alexandra

M: Monitor

Starring: Sonia Mikich

Country: Germany

Die Unverbesserlichen

Starring: Inge Meysel, Joseph Offenbach, Monika Peitsch, Gernot Endemann

Movies

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

Help!

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams

Country: United States

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Darling

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

Country: United States

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The Ipcress File

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman

Country: United States

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Ship of Fools

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jos Ferrer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1965 ?

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:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Shirley Hardie Jackson: US Author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45.
  • Shirley Jackson: American Gothic novelist, known as the "Virginia Werewolf of séance fiction," a prolific and disciplined writer whose typewriter kept going from day into night.
Facts:
  • Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1965?

  • Life: US Navy vs Vietcong
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lyndon B. Johnson -- Aug. 6, 1965
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7933

Books

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

Journal Of A Soul

By: Pope John XXIII

No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII.

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Night Of Camp David

By: Fletcher Knebel

Night of Camp David

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My Shadow Ran Fast

By: Bill Sands

Who is Bill Sands? As a youngster, he was a violent, law-breaking, convention-defying young thug. He would probably have committed murder had he not been stopped.

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Sixpence In Her Shoe

By: Phyllis McGinley

Third printing 1964. MacMillan. Name and bookplate inside front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Light stain on top right corner of first 8 pages otherwise clean.

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