Sunday May 17, 1964

US date format: 5/17/1964, UK date format: 17/5/1964

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1964). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Stratos Apostolakis and Nancy Gitzen. In that special week of May people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Brass Bottle, directed by Harry Keller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Martyred by Richard E. Kim was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Another World.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.

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Movies

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The Brass Bottle

The Brass Bottle

Directed by: Harry Keller

Starring: Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Kamala Devi

Black God, White Devil

Black God, White Devil

Directed by: Glauber Rocha

Starring: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

The Visit

The Visit

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick, Paolo Stoppa

The Naked Kiss

The Naked Kiss

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Karen Conrad, Marie Devereux

Country: United States of America

The Pumpkin Eater

The Pumpkin Eater

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

TV Series

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Another World

Another World

Directed by: Eitan Reuven

Impromptu

Impromptu

Directed by: James Lapine

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

L'histoire pittoresque

L'histoire pittoresque

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

The Wapshot Scandal

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Dust jacket design by Anita Scott. His second novel about the Wapshot family, for which he received the William Dean Howells Medal.

Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer

Von Ryan'S Express

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An Air Force colonel unwittingly delivers a group of British and American officers into the hands of the Germans and then plans an escape

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy

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"To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with President Kennedy on an exclusive story. Therefore, I asked to have it published as it was written, without anything

Wind From The Carolinas by Robert Wilder

Wind From The Carolinas

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Wind from the Carolinas

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, …


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