Friday 26 July 1963
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marianne Berglund and Andrew C Timmons in Scottsdale.
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.
Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, 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 26 July 1963 ?
- Marianne Berglund: Sweden -- Cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas).
- Andrew C Timmons in Scottsdale: Arizona, USA; guitarist (Danger Danger - "Screw It").
- Marie-Pierre Colombo: French homicide.
- Jeff Stoughton: Canadian curler.
- Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
- US Syncom 2, first geosynchronous communications satellite, is launched.
- Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
- An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
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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 Tymes - So Much In Love
- Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Pt 2
- The Essex - Easier Said Than Done
- The Surfaris - Wipe Out
- Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
- Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind
- Lonnie Mack - Memphis
- Doris Troy - Just One Look
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