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1963 is a compendium of milestone stories and watershed events in popular culture, national and international politics. This year alone saw: the Beatles' first number one; Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech; the BBC launch Dr Who; the Great Train Robbery; Ian Brady and Myra Hindley begin operating; the Profumo Affair rocks politics; Valentina Tereshokova first woman in space; coldest winter since 1740; James Bond becomes and international phenomenon; 70,000 protest against nuclear weapons in London; Harold Wilson is elected, onset of 'new politics and satire; assassination of JFK. Arranged in a chronological, month-by-month format, 1963: That Was the Year That Was pieces together these happenings, exploring their immediate and long-term effects and implications.

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