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Wednesday 21 October 1964

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Annemiek Schrijver and Jon Carin. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That Regis Philbin Show.
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TV Series

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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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12 O'Clock High

Starring: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Country: United States

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Movies

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

My Fair Lady

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Country: United States

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Send Me No Flowers

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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Cheyenne Autumn

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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Contempt

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli

Country: United States

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A Woman Is a Woman

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Annemiek Schrijver: Dutch journalist, writer, television maker and presenter.
  • Jon Carin: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Pink Floyd The Who and Industry).
  • Levent Yüksel: Turkish singer.
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Facts:
  • Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical ''My Fair Lady'' premieres in New York City. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn in the role of Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison repeating his stage performance as Professor Henry Higgins, and which will win him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The film will win seven other Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but Audrey Hepburn will not be nominated. Critics interpret this as a rebuke to Jack L. Warner for choosing Ms Hepburn over Julie
  • Canada: A Federal Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects a design to become the new official Flag of Canada.
  • A 5.3 Kiloton nuclear device is detonated at the Tatum Salt Dome, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi as part of the Vela Uniform program. This test is the Salmon phase of the Atomic Energy Commission's Project Dribble.

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7893
  • Life: Berlin tunnel escape
  • Time: Democratic Senatorial Candidate from California

Books

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

Candy

By: Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, ...

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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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A Mother'S Kisses

By: Bruce Jay Friedman

1964, 1st Nr New in Nr New DJ

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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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