Wednesday 8 May 1963
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robin Jarvis and Clemens Lothaller.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March.
In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
Winter Light, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1963 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Robin Jarvis: British writer.
- Clemens Lothaller: in Austria; cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup).
- Terry Christian: British radio and television presenter.
- Laurence Boccolini: French radio and television host.
- Michel Gondry: French filmmaker, whose works include being a commercial director, music video director, and a screenwriter.
- Florence Parly: French politician and senior government official, who was Secretary of State for the Budget from 2000 to 2002.
- Anthony Field: Australian musician and actor
- Sylvain Cossette: Canadian singer-songwriter (Paradox)
- Izabela Kloc: Polish politician
- Aleksandr Kovalenko: Belarusian triple jumper
- Rick Zombo: American ice hockey player and coach
- Dr No premieres in US
- JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
- US President John Kennedy offers Israel assistance against aggression.
- South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy
- Chantay's - Pipeline
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- The Shirelles - Foolish Little Girl
- The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
- The Chiffons - He's So Fine
- The Kingston Trio - Reverend Mr. Black
- Brenda Lee - Losing You
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