Sunday 24 November 1963
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lisa Howard and Lisa Maxwell.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to I'm Leaving It Up To You by Dale & Grace.
In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
Carry on Regardless, directed by Gerald Thomas, 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.
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Which were the important events of 24 November 1963 ?
- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Lisa Howard: Actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance).
- Lisa Maxwell: English actress and television presenter, best known for her roles in The Bill between 2002 and 2009.
- Marotrao Kannamwar: Indian politician.
- 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
- Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
- Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dale & Grace - I'm Leaving It Up To You
- The Village Stompers - Washington Square
- Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Deep Purple
- Jimmy Gilmer - Sugar Shack
- The Impressions - It's All Right
- Lesley Gore - She's A Fool
- Tommy Roe - Everybody
- Elvis Presley - Bossa Nova Baby
- The Singing Nun - Dominique
- Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena
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