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Saturday 18 April 1964

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zazie (singer) and Niall Ferguson. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Life of Oharu, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 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 Rocambole.
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The Life of Oharu

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichir Sugai

Country: United States

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Paris When It Sizzles

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grgoire Aslan

Country: United States

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From Russia with Love

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya

Country: United States

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The Quick Gun

Directed by: Sidney Salkow

Starring: Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, James Best

Country: United States

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The Fall of the Roman Empire

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Pierre Vernier, Pierre Collet, Alain Dekok, Hubert Deschamps

Country: France

Die Drehscheibe

Starring: Bielefelder Kinderchor, Udo Jürgens, Dunja Rajter, Oldwig Jancke

Cinéastes de notre temps

Starring: Michel Simon, Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette, André S. Labarthe

Country: France


Starring: Rupert Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Einer wird gewinnen

Starring: Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff

Country: Germany

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1964 ?

  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cafe Crown closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Foxy closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Artisans strike in Belgium ends
  • Sandy Koufax is first to strike out the side on 9 pitches.

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The Martyred

By: Richard E. Kim

"Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface.

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A Night In Lisbon

By: Erich Maria Remarque

History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By: John Le Carre

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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Von Ryan'S Express

By: David Westheimer

Von Ryan's Express - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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