Wednesday 24 April 1963
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mano Solo and Alexis Jenni.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March.
In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits.
The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Curd Jürgens erzählt....
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Mano Solo: French singer and recording artist who released ten albums.
- Alexis Jenni
- Paula Frazer: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tarnation Faith No More and Frightwig).
- Billy Gould: American bass player songwriter and producer (Faith No More Fear and the Nervous System and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine).
- Billy Gould in Los Angeles: California, USA; rock bassist (Faith No More).
- Joey Vera: American bass player (Fates Warning and Armored Saint).
- Tõnu Trubetsky: Estonian singer-songwriter (Vennaskond and J.M.
- Tonu Trubetsky: Estonian musician.
- 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
- English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
- Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You
- The Chiffons - He's So Fine
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
- Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
- Chantay's - Pipeline
- The Cookies - Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)
- Paul & Paula - Young Lovers
- The Drifters - On Broadway
- Mongo Santamaria Band - Watermelon Man
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