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Friday 20 August 1965

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include KRS-One and Joe Durigon. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

That Funny Feeling

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

Country: United States

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The Ipcress File

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Vital Spark

Written by: Neil Munro

Starring: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Vision On

Starring: Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Ben Benison, Wilf Lunn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meine Melodie

Starring: Marianne Koch, Lale Andersen, Roy Black, Alexandra

M: Monitor

Starring: Sonia Mikich

Country: Germany

Die Unverbesserlichen

Starring: Inge Meysel, Joseph Offenbach, Monika Peitsch, Gernot Endemann

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1965 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their first #1 US hit).

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

Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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Night Of Camp David

By: Fletcher Knebel

Night of Camp David

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Journal Of A Soul

By: Pope John XXIII

No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII.

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The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

By: Tom Wolfe

"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism."This

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