Friday 8 February 1963
It was Friday, 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 Hey Paula by Paul and Paula.
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 8 February 1963 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Bruno Cornillet: French road bicycle racer, who competed professionally from 1984 to 1995.
- Mohammad Azharuddin: Indian cricketer and politician.
- Joshua Kadison: American singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Raleigh McKenzie NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles: San Diego Chargers).
- 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
- The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
- The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In
- Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
- Johnny Thunder - Loop De Loop
- The Drifters - Up On The Roof
- The 4 Seasons - Walk Like A Man
- Dion - Ruby Baby
- The Miracles - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
- The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
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