Saturday 10 August 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Phoolan Devi and Poolan Devi.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder.
In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
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- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Phoolan Devi: Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001).
- Poolan Devi: Indian "Bandit Queen," a local Robin Hood who encouraged low caste Indians, especially women, to demand equality by law.
- Brian Sweeney: American aviation consultant and a Navy flight instructor.
- Anton Janssen: Dutch footballer and coach.
- Andrew Sullivan: English-American journalist and author.
- Estes Kefauver, American politician (Democrat-Senator-Tennessee) dies at age 60.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Pt 2
- The Surfaris - Wipe Out
- Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind
- The Tymes - So Much In Love
- Lesley Gore - Judy's Turn To Cry
- Jan & Dean - Surf City
- The Four Seasons - Candy Girl
- The Essex - Easier Said Than Done
- Kai Winding & Orchestra - More
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