Saturday 31 August 1963
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eléonore Klarwein and Sylvain Kastendeuch.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels.
In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits.
Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963
while The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ready, Steady, Go!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Eléonore Klarwein
- Sylvain Kastendeuch
- Egyptian Lover: Rapper.
- Todd Carty: Irish actor and director.
- Rituparno Ghosh: Indian actor director and screenwriter (d. 2013).
- Naomi Robson: American-Australian journalist.
- Sonny Silooy: Dutch footballer and manager.
- Carin Hjulström-Livh: Swedish TV host.
- Reb Beach: American guitarist (Winger Whitesnake Night Ranger and Dokken).
- Hot line between Moscow-Washington, DC installed
- Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1963 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
- Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)
- Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips - Pt 2
- The Four Seasons - Candy Girl
- Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind
- Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer
- Lesley Gore - Judy's Turn To Cry
- Inez Foxx - Mockingbird
- Kai Winding & Orchestra - More
- Randy and the Rainbows - Denise
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