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Thursday 24 December 1964, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Valley in Odgensvurg and Elbert Shelley. 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 The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Le inchieste del commissario Maigret.
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 ?

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 24 December 1964 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1964?

  • 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 ?

The Horse Knows The Way

By: John O'Hara

28 short stories: All Tied Up, The Answer Depends, Arnold Stone, At The Window, Aunt Fran, The Bonfire, The Brain, Can I Stay Here?' Clayton Bunter, The Clear Track, The Gun, The Hardware Man, His Excellency, The House On The ...

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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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The Kennedy Years

By: Harold Faber

This edition is identical in content to the 1964 edition but in reduced format.

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My Favorite Things

By: Dorothy F. Rodgers

My Favorite Things: A Personal Guide to Decorating and Entertaining, 1964, Dorothy Rodgers. Illustrated with 20 full page color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket, 279 pages, published by Avenel Books.

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