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Monday 17 June 1963

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Greg Kinnear and Christophe Barratier. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Jason and the Argonauts, directed by Don Chaffey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die fünfte Kolonne.
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Jason and the Argonauts

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond

Country: United States

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PT 109

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin

Country: United States

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The Terror

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight

Country: United States

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Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison

Country: United States

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Donovan's Reef

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen

Country: United States

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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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Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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The Wilburn Brothers Show

Starring: Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1963 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg Kinnear: American actor who worked as host and executive producer of E! Entertainment Television’s popular "Talk Soup," 1991-94.
  • Christophe Barratier: French film producer, director, and lyricist, nephew of Jacques Perrin, film director.
  • Kevin Glover: NFL center (Detroit Lions).
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Famous Deaths:
  • British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Supreme Court rules against Bible reading / prayer in public schools
  • US Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools.
  • The United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.
  • A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out, killing one.

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.

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Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

By: Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is Classic Peanuts! These collector’s editions perfectly recreate the original look and feel of the best-loved Peanuts books—their paper, their ink, even their lamination.

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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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Grandmother and the Priests

By: Taylor Caldwell

From dust jacket notes: "Rose McConnell was four years old when she first went to visit her Grandmother in Leeds, England in the year 1904. That Grandmother was a rich worldly Irish widow who loved good company.

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