Wednesday 9 October 1963
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer.
In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 9 October 1963 ?
- Deborah Quimby: American missing person presumed dead.
- Sheila Kelley: American actress and dancer.
- Andy Platt: English rugby player.
- Thurlow Weed Lieurance: Composer, dies at 85.
- British Premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
- French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
- Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
- Uganda becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.
- In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
- The nuclear test ban treaty, signed on August 5, takes effect.
- The second James Bond film, ''From Russia with Love'', opens in the UK.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jimmy Gilmer - Sugar Shack
- The Ronettes - Be My Baby
- Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
- Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby
- The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
- Ray Charles - Busted
- The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
- Roy Orbison - Mean Woman Blues
- Martha & the Vandellas - Heat Wave
- Dion Di Muci - Donna The Prima Donna
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