Thursday 16 May 1963
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul.
In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1963 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Michel Ledent: Belgian comics author, writing under the pen name Midam, best known for Kid Paddle.
- Jon Coffelt: American painter and sculptor.
- Mercedes Echerer: Austrian actress and politician.
- Rachel Griffith: Anglo-American economist.
- David Wilkinson: English theologian and academic.
- Serge Teyssot-Gay: French musician, who was the guitarist of French rock group Noir Désir from its inception in 1983 until its demise in 29 November 2010. He met the frontman of the band, Bertrand Cantat, at their school in Bordeaux (Lycée Saint-Genès) during the 1980s.
- Beast in Me opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
- Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Project Mercury.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
- The Shirelles - Foolish Little Girl
- Chantay's - Pipeline
- Brenda Lee - Losing You
- The Kingston Trio - Reverend Mr. Black
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- Al Martino - I Love You Because
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