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Wednesday 21 August 1963

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Melvin Douglas and King Mohammed. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Haunted Palace, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Ready, Steady, Go!

Starring: Sandy Sarjeant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vacation Playhouse

Written by: Richard Michaels

Starring: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Country: United States

Die fünfte Kolonne

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz, Carl Lange, Thomas Braut, Alexander Hegarth

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

Starring: Heidelinde Weis, Claus Biederstaedt, Edith Hancke, Kurt Weitkamp

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Haunted Palace

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

Country: United States

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Siege of the Saxons

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard

Country: United States

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The Thrill of It All

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis

Country: United States

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This Sporting Life

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Melvin Douglas: Topeka, Kansas -- 198 lbs / 90 kg freestyle wrestler (1996 Olympics).
  • King Mohammed: VI of Morocco.
  • Mohammed VI : Moroccan king, who ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II.
  • Megan Scully: American actress who is a talented director and singer, as well as a competent actress.
  • Richmond Arquette: American actor.
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Facts:
  • Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
  • Xa Loi Pagoda raids: the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalises Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.

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Books

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

Seven Days In May

By: Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

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The Whole Truth And Nothing But

By: Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper tells all, reveals the inner secrets, hidden fears, the behind-the-scene stories of Hollywood and hte people who made it famous -- Hedda Hopper has known three generations of Hollywood;

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Terrible Swift Sword

By: Bruce Catton

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Rascal

By: Sterling North

Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home. He and the mischievous raccoon are best friends for a perfect year of adventure?until

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