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Monday 8 July 1963

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bob Ctvrtlik and Mike Ridley. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Easier Said Than Done by The Essex. In UK I Like It by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Leopard, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books.
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 ?

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

Das Kriminalmuseum

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz

Die Karte mit dem Luchskopf

Starring: Kai Fischer, Ursula Herking, Karl-Otto Alberty

Movies

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

The Leopard

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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Summer Magic

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States

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Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aime, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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PT 109

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Ctvrtlik: Long Beach, California -- Volleyball outsider (Olympics Gold 1988 / Bronze 1992, 96).
  • Mike Ridley: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- NHL center (Vancouver Canucks).
  • Pablo Magallon: Jockey.
  • Max Cavallari: Italian actor and comedian, who formed a successful cabaret double-act with Bruno Arena called 'Fichi d'India' (Prickly Pears).
  • Ulrike Grote: German actress and producer.
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Facts:
  • US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7827
  • Life: Ceremony for Paul VI
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sargent Shriver -- July 5, 1963

Books

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

The Great Hunger

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America.

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Terrible Swift Sword

By: Bruce Catton

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Travels With Charley

By: John Steinbeck

An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the

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The Sand Pebbles

By: Richard McKenna

As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek's leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect U.S.

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