Saturday 14 September 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tony Becker and Jaromir Dragan.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels.
In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Haunting, directed by Robert Wise, 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 Temple Houston.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Tony Becker: American actor.
- Jaromir Dragan: Liptovsky, Czechoslovakia -- Hockey goalie (Team Slovakia 1998).
- Antonia Real: in Spain; 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976).
- Eric Riedmatten: French journalist, appointed Director of External Communications of the Renault group in 2014.
- Robert Herjavec: Entrepreneur.
- Robin Singh: Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach.
- Mary Ann Fischer, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's first surviving quintuplets, four girls and a boy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
- Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
- Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer
- Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)
- Martha & the Vandellas - Heat Wave
- The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
- The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
- Major Lance - The Monkey Time
- The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
- Inez Foxx - Mockingbird
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