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Thursday 8 July 1965

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thierry Demonfort and Lee Tergesen. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. In UK I'm Alive by The Hollies was in the top 5 hits. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vision On.
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Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Rentar Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe

Country: United States

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Monster a-Go Go

Directed by: Bill Rebane

Starring: Phil Morton, June Travis, George Perry

Country: United States

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The Sons of Katie Elder

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer

Country: United States

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The Great Race

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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Tickle Me

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Magic Boomerang

Starring: David Morgan, Telford Jackson, Penelope Shelton, Rodney Pearlman

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1965 ?

  • 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
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  • Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
  • Aviation pioneer and movie stunt pilot Paul Mantz dies in Yuma, Arizona, during the filming of The Flight Of The Phoenix. His plane hit a small sand dune, overturned and disintegrated.
  • Train robber Ronald Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison, London.

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

Is Paris Burning?

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning?

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The Founding Father

By: Richard J. Whalen

"The extraordinary bestseller about Joseph P. Kennedy- grandson of a poor Irish immigrant, father of President John F. Kennedy." (Back cover)

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The Making Of The President 1964

By: Theodore H. White

“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyA national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination

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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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