Wednesday 17 July 1963
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Denise Miller in Brooklyn and Matti Nykanen.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean.
In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits.
The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Grandmother And The Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vacation Playhouse.
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1963 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Denise Miller in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Billie - Archie Bunker's Place).
- Matti Nykanen: Finnish ski jumper.
- Suha Arafat: Egyptian wife of Yasser Arafat, a striking blonde.
- Matti Nykänen: Finnish championship skiier, highly idiosyncratic behavior in sports and in his personal life.
- Pierre-Paul Renders: Belgian film director and screenwriter.
- Regina Belle: American singer-songwriter producer and actress
- Letsie III: Letsie III of Lesotho
- John Ventimiglia: American actor screenwriter and composer
- Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jan & Dean - Surf City
- The Essex - Easier Said Than Done
- The Tymes - So Much In Love
- Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
- Lonnie Mack - Memphis
- Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Pt 2
- The Surfaris - Wipe Out
- Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki
- Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
- Marvin Gaye - Pride And Joy
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