Sunday 16 June 1963
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto.
In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
PT 109, directed by Leslie H. Martinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1963 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- The Sandman: Wrestler.
- Jim Fullington: American professional wrestler.
- Michael Klinsky: American homosexual who died of AIDS 2/16/1994, NJ.
- Scott Alexander: American screenwriter and producer.
- Deb Caletti: American author.
- J C Powys: Writer, dies at 90.
- Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
- Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister.
- Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission : Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
- Lesley Gore - It's My Party
- The Dovells - You Can't Sit Down
- The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)
- Al Martino - I Love You Because
- Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue
- Nat King Cole - Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
- Bill Anderson - Still
- Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger
- Bobby Darin - 18 Yellow Roses
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