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1963 Trivia

<< - 1962
World Series Champions:
Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL Champions:
Chicago Bears
AFL Champions:
San Diego Chargers
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Julius Boros
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Rafael Osuna/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Chuck McKinley/Margaret Smoth
NCAA Football Champions:
Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Loyola
Kentucky Derby:
Chateaugay
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"The Quote"

"From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official ... President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time 2:00 Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago."
- Walter Cronkite

"Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. Thats is what I truly want to be."
- Oscar Meyer kids

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Martin Luther King, Jr
Miss America:
Jacquelyn Mayer (Sandusky, OH)
Miss USA:
Marite Ozers (Illinois)
The Scandal:

Airplane Celebrity Death: Patsy Cline

Presidential assasination: John F Kennedy & Magic Bullet Theory
The JFK assassination is the mother of all modern conspiracy theories.

June 17 - The Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring reciting The Lord's Prayer or Bible versus in public schools were unconstitutional.

Nerd News:

Valentia Tershkova was the first woman in space, on the Vostok 6. She orbited Earth 48 times.

Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera.

Boxer Sonny Liston was the first to win a million dollars in a single bout when he beat Floyd Patterson, in Chicago on September 25th.

Elizabeth Taylor was the first actress to earn $1,000,000 for a single film - 'Cleopatra.'

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc publicly immolated himself on a street in Saigon to protest the anti-Buddhist policies of President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Mississippi physician James D. Hardy performed the first successful lung transplant.

The Habits:

Troll Dolls were everywhere.

Betty Friedan's 'The Feminine Mystique' helped establish the Feminist Movement.

1st appearances & 1963's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Mouse Trap, Allan Sherwood (Barbie and Ken's friend), Trolls, Easy Bake Oven, Big Loo
1963 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
2. Bonanza (NBC)
3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
4. Petticoat Junction (CBS)
5. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
6. The Lucy Show (CBS)
7. Candid Camera (CBS)
8. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
9. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
10. My Favorite Martian (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1963 include:
The Angels, The Beach Boys, Bobby Bland, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Brenda Lee, Brook Benton, Ray Charles, The Chiffons, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, The Crystals, Dion, The Dovells, Elvis Presley, The 4 Seasons, Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters, Inez Foxx, Jackie Wilson, Leslie Gore, Little Peggy March, Major Lance, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Paul & Paula, Peter, Paul & Mary, Ray Charles, Ricky Nelson, The Ronettes, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas, Sam Cooke, Steve Lawrence, Stevie Wonder, The Tymes

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1963:
December 22, 1962 - January 11, 1963: The Tornados - Telstar

January 12, 1963 - January 25, 1963: Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl

January 26, 1963 - February 8, 1963: The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In

February 9, 1963 - March 1, 1963: Paul & Paula - Hey Paula

March 2, 1963 - March 22, 1963: The Four Seasons - Walk Like A Man

March 23, 1963 - March 29, 1963: Ruby & the Romantics - Our Day Will Come

March 30, 1963 - April 26, 1963: The Chiffons - He's So Fine

April 27, 1963 - May 17, 1963: Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him

May 18, 1963 - May 31, 1963: Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy

June 1, 1963 - June 14, 1963: Lesley Gore - It's My Party

June 15, 1963 - July 5, 1963: Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki

July 6, 1963 - July 19, 1963: The Essex - Easier Said Than Done

July 20, 1963 - August 2, 1963: Jan and Dean - Surf City

August 3, 1963 - August 9, 1963: The Tymes - So Much in Love

August 10, 1963 - August 30, 1963: Little Stevie Wonder - Fingertips (pt. II)

August 31, 1963 - September 20, 1963: The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back

September 21, 1963 - October 11, 1963: Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet

October 12, 1963 - November 15, 1963: Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs - Sugar Shack

November 16, 1963 - November 22, 1963: Nino Tempo and April Stevens - Deep Purple

November 23, 1963 - December 6, 1963: Dale & Grace - I'm Leaving It Up to You

December 7, 1963 - January 3, 1964: The Singing Nun - Dominique