Monday 7 January 1963, Orthodox Christmas
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rand Paul and Clint Mansell.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence.
In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Caravans by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1963 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Rand Paul
- Clint Mansell: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pop Will Eat Itself).
- Craig Shipley: Australian / US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres).
- Grazia Galante: Italian ballet dancer and choreographer.
- Mari Rantasila: Finnish actress, singer, and director.
- Paul Rand: American politician and physician.
- Arthur Moore: Premier of Queensland (Born 1876).
- 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
- The Tornadoes - Telstar
- Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
- Brook Benton - Hotel Happiness
- Lou Monte - Pepino The Italian Mouse
- The Exciters - Tell Him
- Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
- Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
- Mary Wells - Two Lovers
- Paul Petersen - My Dad
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- Freddie & The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me
- The Shadows - Dance On!
- Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
- Kathy Kirby - Secret Love
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
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