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Thursday 23 May 1963

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wally Dallenbach Jr and Gregg Hughes. In that special week of May people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The List of Adrian Messenger, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
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The List of Adrian Messenger

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis

Country: United States

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55 Days at Peking

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

Country: United States

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Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Plgri

Country: United States

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Spencer's Mountain

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur

Country: United States

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Written by: Patrick Alexander, Jordan Lawrence

Starring: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Dakotas

Starring: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Country: United States

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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Written by: Don Meier

Starring: Marlin Perkins

Country: United States

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Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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The Wilburn Brothers Show

Starring: Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn, Dolly Parton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1963 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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  • NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for US$926,000.
  • Fidel Castro visits the Soviet Union.

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

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

By: Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is Classic Peanuts! These collector’s editions perfectly recreate the original look and feel of the best-loved Peanuts books—their paper, their ink, even their lamination.

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Final Verdict

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

The Final Verdict Famous journalist - daughter's biography of flamboyant father-lawyer is a good read

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The Sand Pebbles

By: Richard McKenna

As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek's leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect U.S.

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The Tin Drum

By: Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim’s outstanding translation in 1959.

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