Saturday 2 February 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers.
In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
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Which were the important events of 2 February 1963 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Marie-Claude Pietragalla: French dancer and choreographer.
- Philip Laats: Belgian judoka.
- Eva Cassidy: American singer and acoustical guitarist, she died at age 33 on November 2, 1996 in Bowie, MD, from melanoma.
- Kjell Dahlin: Swedish ice hockey player.
- Stephen McGann: Liverpool, England -- Actor (Catherine the Great).
- Herman Bouber [Blom]: actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at age 77.
- Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In
- Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
- Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- Johnny Thunder - Loop De Loop
- Rick Nelson - It's Up To You
- The Drifters - Up On The Roof
- The Exciters - Tell Him
- Mary Wells - Two Lovers
- Paul Petersen - My Dad
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