Thursday 11 April 1963
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Enrico Chieffi and Chris Ferguson.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons.
In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Meine Frau Susanne.
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- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
- The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- Saint Danidl of Grimbergen
- Enrico Chieffi: Italian professional team sailor along with his brother, Tommaso, who were world champions in 1995.
- Chris Ferguson: American poker player.
- Nigel Pulsford: English guitarist (Bush).
- Jennifer Gibbons: Yemen black second born twin, born breech.
- June Gibbons: Yemen black first-born twin.
- Mark Thomas: Comedian.
- Billy Bowden: New Zealand cricketer and umpire.
- Waldemar Fornalik: Polish footballer and manager.
- Eddy Moya: El Paso, Texas -- Actor.
- Elizabeth Smylie: Perth, Western Australia -- Tennis star (1987 Okla City).
- John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Warren Spahn beats New York Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chiffons - He's So Fine
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- The Orlons - South Street
- Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
- Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
- Ruby and the Romantics - Our Day Will Come
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- Paul & Paula - Young Lovers
- Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird
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