Tuesday 8 January 1963
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lucien Kouassi and Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima.
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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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Lucien Kouassi: African singer, musician and songwriter.
- Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima: Japan; LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple).
- Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
- George C. Wallace becomes governor of Alabama. In his inaugural speech, he defiantly proclaims ampquotsegregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!ampquot March/April 2004
- The locomotive ''Flying Scotsman'' (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Alan Pegler for preservation.
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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