Saturday 16 March 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Phung Vuong in Saigon and Jimmy Degrasso.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Walk Like A Man by The 4 Seasons.
In UK Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
How the West Was Won, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
On TV people were watching Musik für Sie.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1963 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Phung Vuong in Saigon: Vietnam; murderer (FBI Most Wanted List).
- Jimmy Degrasso: American musician (F5).
- Kevin Smith: New Zealand actor (d. 2002).
- Jimmy DeGrasso: American drummer (Megadeth Black Star Riders F5 Y&T and Suicidal Tendencies).
- Jerome Flynn: English actor and singer.
- Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 4 Seasons - Walk Like A Man
- Ruby and the Romantics - Our Day Will Come
- Bobby Darin - You're The Reason I'm Living
- Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
- The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
- Dion - Ruby Baby
- Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
- Eydie Gorme - Blame It On The Bossa Nova
- Johnny Mathis - What Will Mary Say
- The Chiffons - He's So Fine
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