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Monday 21 December 1964

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keith Taylor and Joey Kocur in Calgary. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Le inchieste del commissario Maigret.
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TV Series

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Gideon C.I.D.

Written by: John Creasey

Starring: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Redcap

Starring: John Thaw

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Karen

Written by: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Starring: Richard Denning, Gina Gillespie, Mary LaRoche, Debbie Watson

Country: United States

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Count of Monte Cristo

Starring: Alan Badel, Natasha Parry, Morris Perry, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World War One

Starring: Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Sex and the Single Girl

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood

Country: United States

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Goldfinger

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Frbe, Honor Blackman

Country: United States

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Kiss Me, Stupid

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Marriage Italian Style

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

Country: United States

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Zorba the Greek

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Keith Taylor: NFL safety (Washington Redskins).
  • Joey Kocur in Calgary: Alberta, Canada; NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks).
  • Ed Jongsma: Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell).
  • Jussi Hakulinen: Finnish rock musician, a guitarist and singer, a former member of the band Yö-yhtyeen.
  • Jack Noseworthy: American actor, whose most visible movie roles were in Event Horizon, U-571, Barb Wire and Killing Kennedy.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The James Bond film ''Goldfinger'' begins its run in U.S. theaters. It becomes one of the most successful and popular Bond films ever made.
  • Comedian Lenny Bruce is sentenced to 4 months in prison, concluding a 6-month obscenity trial.
  • A cyclone in the Palk Strait destroys the Indian town of Dhanushkodi, killing 1800 people.

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Magazine Covers

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7902
  • Life: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Time: Wife of Norman Chandler, owner of the Los Angeles Times. Founded and raised funds for Los Angeles'

Books

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

Sixpence In Her Shoe

By: Phyllis McGinley

Third printing 1964. MacMillan. Name and bookplate inside front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Light stain on top right corner of first 8 pages otherwise clean.

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This Rough Magic

By: Mary Stewart

When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world.

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You Only Live Twice

By: Ian Fleming

The James Bond adventure novel that takes 007 to the exotic Orient - to the suicide gardens of the maniacal Dr.

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The Kennedy Wit

By: Bill Adler

Vintage paperback The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy by Bill Adler

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