Wednesday 15 May 1963
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Grant Herslov in Los Angeles and George Heidweiler.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul.
In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1963 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Grant Herslov in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Wayne - Spencer, Under One Roof).
- George Heidweiler: in Suriname; Dutch painter.
- Jamie Harris: English actor.
- Brenda Bakke: American actress.
- Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
- Peter, Paul and Mary win their first Grammy ("If I Had a Hammer").
- Tottenham Hotspur wins third Europe Cup II at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
- Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
- The Shirelles - Foolish Little Girl
- Chantay's - Pipeline
- Brenda Lee - Losing You
- The Kingston Trio - Reverend Mr. Black
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- Al Martino - I Love You Because
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