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Thursday 26 December 1963

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lars Ulrich and Suzanne Carvalho. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Das ist Stern schnuppe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Love with the Proper Stranger

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams

Country: United States

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The Sword in the Stone

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson

Country: United States

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Move Over, Darling

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen

Country: United States

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America, America

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Das ist Stern schnuppe

Starring: Herbert Prikopa, Edith Hancke, Armin Dahlen, Rolf Wanka


Starring: Wies Andersen, Jan Teulings, Lies de Wind, Kees Brusse

Hollywood Backstage

Starring: John Willis, Susan Oliver

Country: United States

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Starring: Stubby Kaye, Kenny Williams

Country: United States

Ray Rayner and His Friends

Starring: Ray Rayner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1963 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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  • Double Dublin opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Beatles release I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There
  • US furnishes cereal to USSR.
  • quotI Want to Hold Your Handquot and quotI Saw Her Standing Therequot are released in the U.S., marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
  • The 1955 film ''Oklahoma!'', an adaptation of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, is re-released.

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

The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita

By: Rumer Godden

Acceptable Hardcover Book that came from private collection. Pages are clean except for a few spots at the top edge of the pages.

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The Three Sirens

By: Irving Wallace

Even more provocative than The Seven Minutes, this stunning novel reveals the experiences of an American anthropological team - men and women from varied backgrounds, of different ages, driven by their

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Security Is A Thumb And A Blanket

By: Charles M. Schulz

Binding tight, pages clean and unyellowed. Dust jacket complete and unfaded. There is some wear on the edges of the dust jacket and there is the name of the

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Confessions Of An Advertising Man

By: David Ogilvy

A new edition of the timeless business classic featured on Mad Men—as fresh and relevant now as the day it was written "We admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough.

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