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Monday 20 April 1964

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Crispin Glover and Rosalyn Sumners. 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 When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Slim Callaghan greift ein.
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TV Series

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Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug

Rocambole

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

Detective

Starring: Rupert Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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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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From Russia with Love

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya

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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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Crispin Glover: American actor known as one of the most infamous oddballs in Hollywood, a Dada renaissance man, iconoclast auteur, absurdist entrepreneur and eccentric actor.
  • Rosalyn Sumners: American figure skater who earned the World Championship in skating in 1983 and a Silver Medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
  • Andy Serkis: English actor.
  • John Carney: NFL kicker (San Diego Chargers).
  • Rosalynn Sumners: American figure skater.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eddie Dyer: American baseball player and manager (d. 1964).
Facts:
  • 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
  • 86 percent of black students boycott Cleveland, Ohio schools.
  • 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59.
  • BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.

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Books

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When The Cheering Stopped

By: Gene Smith

The extraordinary story of Woodrow Wilson's last years in the White House and after, and the part played by his wife when the nation was without a President able to perform

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The Wapshot Scandal

By: John Cheever

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

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Wind From The Carolinas

By: Robert Wilder

Wind from the Carolinas

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The Venetian Affair

By: Helen MacInnes

Fenner burned Rosenfeld's message, reminding himself wryly that he was behaving in the very best tradition. This was a game not too difficult to learn, he thought.

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