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Saturday 24 August 1963

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luciene Adami and Hideo Kojima. 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. Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger 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

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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 ?

Stray Dog

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
  • Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
  • Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1963?

  • Life: Sinatras Senior and Junior
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Atomic Arsenal -- Aug. 23, 1963
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7833

Books

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

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.

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Travels With Charley

By: John Steinbeck

An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the

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Terrible Swift Sword

By: Bruce Catton

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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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