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Sunday 15 August 1965

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Evans and Mark Labbett. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while The Looking Glass War by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
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TV Series

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

The Vital Spark

Written by: Neil Munro

Starring: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Vision On

Starring: Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Ben Benison, Wilf Lunn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meine Melodie

Starring: Marianne Koch, Lale Andersen, Roy Black, Alexandra

M: Monitor

Starring: Sonia Mikich

Country: Germany

Die Unverbesserlichen

Starring: Inge Meysel, Joseph Offenbach, Monika Peitsch, Gernot Endemann

Movies

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

Help!

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams

Country: United States

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Darling

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

Country: United States

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The Ipcress File

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman

Country: United States

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Ship of Fools

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jos Ferrer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1965 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley Golf Club - Pennsylvania
  • Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
  • Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • Mary Mills wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
  • The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

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Books

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The Looking Glass War

By: John Le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor which is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis.The

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Journal Of A Soul

By: Pope John XXIII

No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII.

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My Shadow Ran Fast

By: Bill Sands

Who is Bill Sands? As a youngster, he was a violent, law-breaking, convention-defying young thug. He would probably have committed murder had he not been stopped.

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Don'T Stop The Carnival

By: Herman Wouk

It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a

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