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Thursday 12 December 1963

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Didier Gentil and Eric Schenkman. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Forest Rangers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Move Over, Darling

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen

Country: United States

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America, America

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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Carry on Regardless

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Connor, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

Country: United States

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High and Low

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Forest Rangers

Starring: Ralph Endersby, Peter Tully, Graydon Gould, Michael Zenon

Country: Canada

Kommissar Freytag

Starring: Konrad Georg, Willy Krüger, Dieter Moebius

Na slovo, na slovo

Starring: Ljubisa Bacic, Milutin Butkovic, Dejan Dubajic, Dragan Lakovic

Les Raisins verts

Written by: Michèle Arnaud, Jean-Christophe Averty

Starring: Michèle Arnaud, Anne-Marie Peysson, Professeur Choron, Hubert Deschamps


Starring: Jochen Blume, Herbert A.E. Böhme, Josef Dahmen, Til Kiwe

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1963 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Peron
  • Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
  • Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from United Kingdom.
  • Kenya becomes independent, with Jomo Kenyatta as prime minister.

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

Life magazine


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

Confessions Of An Advertising Man

By: David Ogilvy

A new edition of the timeless business classic featured on Mad Men—as fresh and relevant now as the day it was written "We admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough.

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The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita

By: Rumer Godden

Acceptable Hardcover Book that came from private collection. Pages are clean except for a few spots at the top edge of the pages.

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The Venetian Affair

By: Helen MacInnes

Fenner burned Rosenfeld's message, reminding himself wryly that he was behaving in the very best tradition. This was a game not too difficult to learn, he thought.

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The Living Reed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. When Japan invades and the queen is killed, Il-han takes his family into hiding.

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