Thursday 12 December 1963
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Didier Gentil and Eric Schenkman.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun.
In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Forest Rangers.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Didier Gentil: French homicide, sentenced to 28 years in prison on 12/21/1992 for the murder of Céline Jourdan.
- Eric Schenkman
- Liz Claman: American television anchor.
- Ai Orikasa: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- Teresa Blake in Tuscaloosa: Alabama, USA; actress (Gloria Marsh - All My Children).
- Salman Ahmad: Pakistani engineer, occasional actor, science activist, and professor at the City University of New York.
- Eduardo Luque: Mexican businessman and politician (d. 2012).
- Yasujiro Ozu: Japanese film director (Born 1903).
- Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Peron
- Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
- Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from United Kingdom.
- Kenya becomes independent, with Jomo Kenyatta as prime minister.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Singing Nun - Dominique
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- Tommy Roe - Everybody
- Dale & Grace - I'm Leaving It Up To You
- The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
- Lenny Welch - Since I Fell For You
- The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School
- Dion Di Muci - Drip Drop
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
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