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Wednesday 15 May 1963

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Grant Herslov in Los Angeles and George Heidweiler. In that special week of May people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
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TV Series

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

Crane

Written by: Patrick Alexander, Jordan Lawrence

Starring: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Dakotas

Starring: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Country: United States

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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Written by: Don Meier

Starring: Marlin Perkins

Country: United States

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The Lawbreakers

Starring: Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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Battleline

Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Pickpocket

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Plgri

Country: United States

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Spencer's Mountain

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur

Country: United States

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Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom

Country: United States

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Dr. No

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

Country: United States

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Sanjuro

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Facts:
  • Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
  • Peter, Paul and Mary win their first Grammy ("If I Had a Hammer").
  • Tottenham Hotspur wins third Europe Cup II at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7819
  • Life: Bay of Pigs
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Abraham Lincoln -- May 10, 1963

Books

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

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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Seven Days In May

By: Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

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The Bedford Incident

By: Mark Rascovich

This is a novel of the sea, and it is told with a skill that merits comparison with the best. It consists of three parts: THE WAR is the cold war of

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Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

The Final Verdict Famous journalist - daughter's biography of flamboyant father-lawyer is a good read

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