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Wednesday 27 May 1964

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie Bunel and Adam Carolla. 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 Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Horizon.
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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 27 May 1964 ?

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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Famous Deaths:
  • From Russia With Love premieres in US
  • Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna, Austria.
  • Senator Barry Goldwater wins the California Republican Presidential primary, making him the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
  • Five million shares of stock in the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat) are offered for sale at $20 a share, and the issue is quickly sold out.

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Life magazine


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

The Wapshot Scandal

By: John Cheever

Dust jacket design by Anita Scott. His second novel about the Wapshot family, for which he received the William Dean Howells Medal.

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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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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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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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