Friday 1 February 1963
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jani Lane and Takashi Murakami.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers.
In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
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- Fleetwood Lindley: the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (Born 1888).
- Nyasaland (later Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In
- Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
- Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- Johnny Thunder - Loop De Loop
- Rick Nelson - It's Up To You
- The Drifters - Up On The Roof
- The Exciters - Tell Him
- Mary Wells - Two Lovers
- Paul Petersen - My Dad
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