Sunday 12 May 1963
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vanessa A Williams and Vanessa Williams in Brooklyn.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March.
In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Spencer's Mountain, directed by Delmer Daves, 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....
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Which were the important events of 12 May 1963 ?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Vanessa A Williams: American actress.
- Vanessa Williams in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Rhonda Blair - Melrose Place).
- Charles Pettigrew: American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001).
- Jerry Trimble: American actor.
- Deborah Kara Unger: Canadian actress.
- Stefano Modena: Italian race car driver. In 1986, Modena won the 1986 Monaco Formula 3 classic, and later that year, he solidified his reputation as a skillful driver when he was victorious in the European Formula 3 Championship race. After winning titles during 1987, he began to race Formula 1 with the EuroBrun team, but during 1989-90, he became a driver for Brabham. During 1992, he left Formula 1 racing in order to take part in German Touring Car events.
- Panagiotis Fasoulas: Greek basketball player, Mayor of Piraeus
- Gavin Hood: South African actor director producer and screenwriter
- Vanessa Williams: American actress and producer
- Bob Dylan walks off Ed Sullivan Show
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open.
- Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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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