Friday December 25, 1964, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1964, UK date format: 25/12/1964

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 1964). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Peter Hanson and Anil Kaul. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Dear Brigitte, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crossroads.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • Goldfinger premieres in US

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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Dear Brigitte

Dear Brigitte

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns, Cindy Carol

The Rounders

The Rounders

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Sue Ane Langdon, Hope Holiday

Kashmir Ki Kali

Kashmir Ki Kali

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Pran, Nasir Hussain

The Yellow Rolls-Royce

The Yellow Rolls-Royce

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau

The Long Hair of Death

The Long Hair of Death

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewska, Umberto Raho

TV Series

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Crossroads

Crossroads

Directed by: Walter Hill

Stingray

Stingray

Not Only... But Also

Not Only... But Also

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Riordans

The Riordans

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler

The Kennedy Wit

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Vintage paperback The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy by Bill Adler

Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley

Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Third printing 1964. MacMillan. Name and bookplate inside front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Light stain on top right corner of first 8 pages otherwise clean.

You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

You Only Live Twice

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The James Bond adventure novel that takes 007 to the exotic Orient - to the suicide gardens of the maniacal Dr.

The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara

The Horse Knows The Way

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Dust jacket design by Anita Karl. A collection of 28 new stories.

The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss

The Rector Of Justin

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Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a …


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