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Tuesday 26 May 1964

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lenny Kravitz and Kevin Kennedy. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Love Me Do by The Beatles. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Robinson Crusoe on Mars, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Horizon.
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 ?

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West

Country: United States

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Le Trou

Directed by: Jacques Becker

Starring: Andr Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin

Country: United States

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Viva Las Vegas

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova

Country: United States

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What a Way to Go!

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum

Country: United States

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Black Sabbath

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Michle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Paul Vaughan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Slim Callaghan greift ein

Starring: Viktor de Kowa, Eva Pflug


Starring: Pierre Vernier, Pierre Collet, Alain Dekok, Hubert Deschamps

Country: France

Die Drehscheibe

Starring: Bielefelder Kinderchor, Udo Jürgens, Dunja Rajter, Oldwig Jancke

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1964 ?

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lenny Kravitz: American singer-actor and songwriter, muti-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk and ballads.
  • Kevin Kennedy: baseball manager (Texas Rangers).
  • Caitlin R Kiernan: Irish-American writer.
  • Caitlín Kiernan: Irish-American paleontologist and author.
  • Argiris Pedoulakis: Greek basketball coach and former player.
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  • Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Nelson Rockefeller defeats Barry Goldwater in the Oregon Republican primary, slowing but not stalling Goldwater's drive toward the nomination.

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

The Green Felt Jungle

By: Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle is the first book that dares to penetrate the mirage of Las Vegas, the respectable, fun-loving resort where carefree tourists may innocently and legally indulge in gambling.

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A Night In Lisbon

By: Erich Maria Remarque

History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front.

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A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy

By: Jim Bishop

"To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with President Kennedy on an exclusive story. Therefore, I asked to have it published as it was written, without anything

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When The Cheering Stopped

By: Gene Smith

The extraordinary story of Woodrow Wilson's last years in the White House and after, and the part played by his wife when the nation was without a President able to perform

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