Tuesday 24 December 1963
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun.
In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck 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 24 December 1963 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Caroline Aherne: English actress producer and screenwriter.
- Jay Bilas: American basketball player and sportscaster.
- Timo Jutila: Finnish ice hockey player and sportscaster.
- Mary Ramsey: American singer-songwriter and violinist (10 000 Maniacs and John & Mary).
- Neil Turbin: American singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Deathriders).
- Timo Jutila in Tampere: Finland; hockey defenseman (Team Finland).
- Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles
- Bobby Rydell - Forget Him
- Johnny Tillotson - Talk Back Trembling Lips
- The Singing Nun - Dominique
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
- Lenny Welch - Since I Fell For You
- The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School
- Dion Di Muci - Drip Drop
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