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Friday 24 May 1963

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gene Anthony Ray in Harlem and Horace Holden Jr. 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. 55 Days at Peking, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
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TV Series

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

Crane

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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The Lawbreakers

Starring: Lee Marvin

Country: United States

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Battleline

Starring: Jim Bishop

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

55 Days at Peking

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

Country: United States

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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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Hud

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Pickpocket

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1963 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Elmore James: American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Born 1918).
Facts:
  • 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
  • First Lockheed A-12 to crash, US Central Intelligence Agency pilot Ken Collins ejects safely.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Astronaut Gordon Cooper
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gordon Cooper -- May 24, 1963
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7820

Books

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

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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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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The Ordeal Of Power

By: Emmet John Hughes

This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

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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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