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Thursday 8 October 1964

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include CeCe Winans and Ian Hart. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Send Me No Flowers, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching L'abonné de la ligne U.
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TV Series

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Karen

Written by: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Starring: Richard Denning, Gina Gillespie, Mary LaRoche, Debbie Watson

Country: United States

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Count of Monte Cristo

Starring: Alan Badel, Natasha Parry, Morris Perry, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World War One

Starring: Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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12 O'Clock High

Starring: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Country: United States

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The Addams Family

Written by: David Levy

Starring: Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Send Me No Flowers

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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Cheyenne Autumn

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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Contempt

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli

Country: United States

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A Woman Is a Woman

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Country: United States

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Topkapi

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Hodge: NYU Professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69.
Facts:
  • Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
  • Dr Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at age 69.
  • Gilroy Roberts becomes first US Mint chief coin engraver to retire (rather than die).

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7891
  • Life: John F Kennedy Assassination Warren Report
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lee Harvey Oswald -- Oct. 2, 1964

Books

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

The Invisible Government

By: David Wise and Thomas B. Ross

1964: by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross - 375 pages - Not listed as 1st Edition.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By: John Le Carre

The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, ...

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This Rough Magic

By: Mary Stewart

When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world.

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The Kennedy Wit

By: Bill Adler

Vintage paperback The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy by Bill Adler

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