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Saturday 31 August 1963

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eléonore Klarwein and Sylvain Kastendeuch. In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 while The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stray Dog

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji

Country: United States

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The Haunted Palace

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Ready, Steady, Go!

Starring: Sandy Sarjeant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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Starring: Curd Jürgens

Meine Frau Susanne

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1963 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • George F Broque: cubist painter, dies at age 81 in Paris, France.
  • Georges Braque: French painter, the founder of Cubism who is considered one of the creators of modern art along with Picasso.
  • Hot line between Moscow-Washington, DC installed
  • Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

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

The Day They Shook The Plum Tree

By: Arthur H. Lewis

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My Darling Clementine

By: Jack Fishman

The acclaimed biography of Lady Clementine Churchill. When first published in 1963 it became international best seller.

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Francis Bacon

By: Catherine Drinker Bowen

Francis Bacon: The temper of a Man

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I Owe Russia $1200

By: Bob Hope

Bob Hope, (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies.

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