It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. 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. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • The Day of the TriffidsThe Day of the Triffids
    directed by Steve Sekely
    starring: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott
  • Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie
    directed by George Sidney
    starring: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh
  • It Happened at the World's FairIt Happened at the World's Fair
    directed by Norman Taurog
    starring: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood
  • The BirdsThe Birds
    directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Saturday, 20 April 1963 ?

Holidays
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
  • Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
  • Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
  • April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
  • Saint Theotimus (died 407)

Facts
  • Sophie closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances

Famous People born
Kal Swan: Heavy metal rocker
Brett Edward Garsed in Victoria: Australia; heavy metal artist (Nelson).
Aubrey de Grey: British biomedical gerontologist
Mauricio Gugelmin: Brazilian racing driver

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Make this date unforgettable

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Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7815
Sports Illustrated: no.7815

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Lester B. Pearson -- Apr. 19, 1963
TIME Magazine Cover: Lester B. Pearson -- Apr. 19, 1963
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Books

The Shoes of the Fisherman - Morris L. West

The Shoes of the Fisherman - Morris L. West

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Books

The Group - Mary McCarth

The Group - Mary McCarth

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Books

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction - J.D. Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction - J.D. Salinger

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Books

Caravans - James A. Michener

Caravans - James A. Michener

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Old Journal Ads

Charlie Byrd Gibson Classic Electric Guitar (1963)Charlie Byrd Gibson Classic Electric Guitar (1963)
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Old Journal Ads

Fin n Feather Farm Milk Pail Restaurant Wausau (1963)Fin n Feather Farm Milk Pail Restaurant Wausau (1963)
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Old Journal Ads

Surety Rubber Bright Color Household Gloves 2-P (1963)Surety Rubber Bright Color Household Gloves 2-P (1963)
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Tell the world why Saturday, 20 April 1963 is such a special date for you!