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Friday 26 July 1963

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Béatrice Ardisson and Marianne Berglund. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, 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 Vacation Playhouse.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Siege of the Saxons

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard

Country: United States

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The Thrill of It All

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis

Country: United States

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This Sporting Life

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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The Leopard

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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Summer Magic

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Vacation Playhouse

Written by: Richard Michaels

Starring: Soupy Sales, Darryl Hickman, Wallace Ford, Marvin Kaplan

Country: United States

Die fünfte Kolonne

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz, Carl Lange, Thomas Braut, Alexander Hegarth

Curd Jürgens erzählt...

Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

Starring: Heidelinde Weis, Claus Biederstaedt, Edith Hancke, Kurt Weitkamp

Das Kriminalmuseum

Starring: Reinhard Glemnitz

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Historical Events

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  • Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • US Syncom 2, first geosynchronous communications satellite, is launched.
  • Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.

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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 Sand Pebbles

By: Richard McKenna

As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek's leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect U.S.

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The Great Hunger

By: Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America.

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City Of Night

By: John Rechy

“[Rechy’s] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life

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