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Wednesday 26 August 1964

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Boyes and Karla Karch-Gailus. 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 The Spire by William Golding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Match of the Day.
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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

Horizon

Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Musikauktion

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

Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug

Movies

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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Marnie

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker

Country: United States

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Scandal

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yko Katsuragi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Boyes: St. Catharines, Ontario -- Rower (1996 Olympics).
  • Karla Karch-Gailus: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Basketball guard (1996 Olympics).
  • Steven Robbins: American homicide, beat his estranged wife, Kathy Jean, to death and put a knife in her throat on 5 December 1993.
  • Mehriban Aliyeva: Azerbaijani wife of Ilham Aliyev.
  • Peter Bromby: Bermudian sailor.
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Facts:
  • Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • LBJ nominated at Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Lyndon Johnson nominated for President at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Books

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The Spire

By: William Golding

The vision that drives Dean Jocelin to construct an immense new spire above his cathedral tests the limits of all who surround him.

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The Invisible Government

By: David Wise and Thomas B. Ross

1964: by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross - 375 pages - Not listed as 1st Edition.

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A Tribute To John F. Kennedy

By: Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy, by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur, published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1964 with edition stated. Description: Black boards with President's signature and dates on the front

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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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