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Monday 11 May 1964

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Billy Bean and Alessandra Bianchi. In that special week of May people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. What a Way to Go!, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Horizon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

What a Way to Go!

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum

Country: United States

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Black Sabbath

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Michle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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The Horror of Party Beach

Directed by: Del Tenney

Starring: John Scott, Alice Lyon, Allan Laurel

Country: United States

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The Life of Oharu

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichir Sugai

Country: United States

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From Russia with Love

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya

Country: United States

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Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Heinz Erhardt, Mary Roos, Herta Konrad, Paul Kuhn

Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug


Starring: Pierre Vernier, Pierre Collet, Alain Dekok, Hubert Deschamps

Country: France

Die Drehscheibe

Starring: Bielefelder Kinderchor, Udo Jürgens, Dunja Rajter, Oldwig Jancke

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1964 ?

  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
  • Billy Bean: American major league baseballer player (1987-95) who came out as gay in 1999, making front-page news in the New York Times.
  • Alessandra Bianchi
  • Bobby Witt: American pro baseball pitcher, selected right out of high school by the Cincinnati Reds organization in the seventh round of free-agent draft pick 6/07/1982.
  • Drew Story in San Clemente: California, USA; canoe (alternate-Olympics-1996).
  • Jeff Sellers: baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox).
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Life magazine


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

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy

By: Jim Bishop

"To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with President Kennedy on an exclusive story. Therefore, I asked to have it published as it was written, without anything

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The Wapshot Scandal

By: John Cheever

Dust jacket design by Anita Scott. His second novel about the Wapshot family, for which he received the William Dean Howells Medal.

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The Naked Society

By: Vance Packard

Originally published in 1964, The Naked Society was the first book to discuss how then-new technologies such as hidden microphones, concealed cameras, modern filing systems, and the polygraph lie detector could

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The Martyred

By: Richard E. Kim

"Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface.

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