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Sunday 13 December 1964

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kristen McMenamy and hide (musician). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Marriage Italian Style, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der goldene Schuß.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Marriage Italian Style

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

Country: United States

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Zorba the Greek

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

Country: United States

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon

Country: United States

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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Father Goose

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Gideon C.I.D.

Written by: John Creasey

Starring: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: John Thaw

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1964 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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  • In El Paso, Texas, US President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-MTxico border.
  • Shirley Englehorn and Sam Snead win Haig and Haig Mixed Foursome Golf.

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

You Only Live Twice

By: Ian Fleming

The James Bond adventure novel that takes 007 to the exotic Orient - to the suicide gardens of the maniacal Dr.

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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 Rector Of Justin

By: Louis Auchincloss

Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a ...

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Sixpence In Her Shoe

By: Phyllis McGinley

Third printing 1964. MacMillan. Name and bookplate inside front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Light stain on top right corner of first 8 pages otherwise clean.

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