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Tuesday 8 January 1963

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lucien Kouassi and Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Caravans by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Days of Wine and Roses

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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Taras Bulba

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States

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Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Dakotas

Starring: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Country: United States

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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Written by: Don Meier

Starring: Marlin Perkins

Country: United States

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Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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The Wilburn Brothers Show

Starring: Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Fractured Flickers

Written by: Chris Hayward

Starring: Hans Conried

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1963 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Stark Young: US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at age 81.
  • Kay Sage: American artist and poet (Born 1898).
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • George C. Wallace becomes governor of Alabama. In his inaugural speech, he defiantly proclaims ampquotsegregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!ampquot March/April 2004
  • The locomotive ''Flying Scotsman'' (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Alan Pegler for preservation.

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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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The Group

By: Mary McCarth

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Elizabeth Appleton

By: John O'Hara

This novel is the author's astonishing literary achievement- the story of Elizabeth, wife of a college professor and mother of two in the 1930s and beyond.

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.

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