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 Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima and Lucien Kouassi.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence.
In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard 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
On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1963 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima: Japan; LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple).
- Lucien Kouassi: African singer, musician and songwriter.
- 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.
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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
- Cliff Richard - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
- The Shadows - Dance On!
- Freddie & The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me
- Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man
- Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
- Kathy Kirby - Secret Love
- Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues
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