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Monday 12 August 1963

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rudi Smidts and Sir Mix-a-Lot. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
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Movies

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

Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

Country: United States

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Siege of the Saxons

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard

Country: United States

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The Thrill of It All

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis

Country: United States

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The Leopard

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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This Sporting Life

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 12 August 1963

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TV Series

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

Ready, Steady, Go!

Starring: Sandy Sarjeant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vacation Playhouse

Written by: Richard Michaels

Starring: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Country: United States

Die fünfte Kolonne

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz, Carl Lange, Thomas Braut, Alexander Hegarth

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Portuguese Dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

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Books

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Terrible Swift Sword

By: Bruce Catton

The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war--an epic struggle for freedom.

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The Essential Lippmann

By: Clinton Rossiter and James Lare

Essential Lippmann, by Rossiter, Clinton And James Lare

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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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City Of Night

By: John Rechy

“[Rechy’s] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life

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