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Monday 24 August 1964

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eric Bernard and Pebbles. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 Match of the Day.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mary Poppins

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Country: United States

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A Hard Day's Night

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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The Night of the Iguana

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yko Katsuragi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Match of the Day

Starring: Gary Lineker, John Motson, Guy Mowbray, Arsène Wenger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Pension Spreewitz

Starring: Inge Landgut


Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Heinz Erhardt, Mary Roos, Herta Konrad, Paul Kuhn

Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1964 ?

  • 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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  • 27 – The Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City nominates incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson for a full term, and U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota as his running mate.

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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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The Naked Society

By: Vance Packard

Originally published in 1964, The Naked Society was the first book to discuss how then-new technologies such as hidden microphones, concealed cameras, modern filing systems, and the polygraph lie detector could

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A Moveable Feast

By: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

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