Thursday 11 April 1963
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons.
In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, 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.
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Which were the important events of 11 April 1963 ?
- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
- The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- Saint Danidl of Grimbergen
- Billy Bowden: New Zealand cricketer and umpire.
- Chris Ferguson: American poker player.
- Waldemar Fornalik: Polish footballer and manager.
- Nigel Pulsford: English guitarist (Bush).
- Eddy Moya: El Paso, Texas -- Actor.
- Elizabeth Smylie: Perth, Western Australia -- Tennis star (1987 Okla City)
- Mark Thomas: Comedian
- Jennifer Gibbons: Yemen black second born twin, born breech. The girls were shy children and by age 11, spoke only to each other. By late 1979, they totally withdrew from social contact into a self-imposed emotional isolation.
- June Gibbons: Yemen black first-born twin. The girls were shy as children, bullied at school as the only black kids in the class. They spoke only monosyllables and by age 11, only to each other in patois. They acted in sync, moving in the same way and walking in a goose step. When the girls were separated briefly on 3/13/1978, they withdrew into catatonic distress until reunited.
- Enrico Chieffi: Italian professional team sailor along with his brother, Tommaso, who were world champions in 1995. Enrico placed in the star class in 1995 and both are members of the World Cup Italian team.
- John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Warren Spahn beats New York Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chiffons - He's So Fine
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- The Orlons - South Street
- Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
- Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
- Ruby and the Romantics - Our Day Will Come
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- Paul & Paula - Young Lovers
- Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird
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