Friday 2 August 1963
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Caroline Pierce and Cynthia Stevenson.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to So Much In Love by The Tymes.
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 City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1963 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Caroline Pierce: Cheshire, England -- Golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd).
- Cynthia Stevenson: Oakland, California -- Actress (Player, Bob, Hope & Gloria).
- Jeff Bloom: Seattle, Washington -- Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open).
- Laura Bennett: American architect and fashion designer.
- Daniel Pelosi: American convicted murderer.
- Uğur Tütüneker: Turkish footballer and manager
- Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge: US anthropologist / writer, dies at 61.
- 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Tymes - So Much In Love
- Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Pt 2
- Jan & Dean - Surf City
- Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
- The Surfaris - Wipe Out
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind
- The Essex - Easier Said Than Done
- Lesley Gore - Judy's Turn To Cry
- Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
- Doris Troy - Just One Look
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