Saturday 28 December 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Gets and Mel Stottlemyre Jr.
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.
On TV people were watching The Hollywood Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1963 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Malcolm Gets: Actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City).
- Mel Stottlemyre Jr: Pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays).
- Willow Bay: TV host (Good Morning America).
- Abbott Joseph Liebling: American journalist/writer, dies.
- Double Dublin closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
- Jennie closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
- Merle Haggard's first appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song".
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Singing Nun - Dominique
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- Lenny Welch - Since I Fell For You
- The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
- Dion Di Muci - Drip Drop
- Bobby Rydell - Forget Him
- The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles
- Johnny Tillotson - Talk Back Trembling Lips
- The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School
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