Thursday 20 June 1963
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Matt Anger and Anya Gallaccio.
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.
Ivan's Childhood, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, 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.
On TV people were watching Die fünfte Kolonne.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 June 1963 ?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- Matt Anger: Walnut Creek, California -- Tennis star.
- Anya Gallaccio: British artist, who often works with organic matter, including fruit, vegetables and flowers.
- Philippe Broussard: French journalist and reporter for the daily "Le Monde", survivor after the stadium of Furiani collapse.
- Kirk Baptiste: Beaumont, Texas -- 200m runner (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Amir Derakh: American guitarist (Orgy Rough Cutt Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise).
- Don West: American professional wrestling announcer
- Beatles form Beatles Ltd to handle their income
- US and the USSR agree to set up Hot Line
- US and USSR agree to set up "Hot Line".
- The so-called ''red telephone'' is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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
- Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger
- The Dovells - You Can't Sit Down
- Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue
- The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)
- Nat King Cole - Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
- Bill Anderson - Still
- Al Martino - I Love You Because
- The Chiffons - One Fine Day
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