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Edison High School Class of 1963 - 1963 in Review

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Education and development are not gained entirely in the classroom.   Picnics, parties, and other outside activities helped Edison students grow in character while they provided constructive outlets for student enthusiasm and energy.   yeah, yeah, yeah...

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Come on all of you Edsion High School Class of 1963 Trevia Buffs, help us fill in the blanks on all of the important people and events of our Graduation Year, 1963.  If you have suggestions for categories not found here, let us know by sending your suggestions to the Administrator.

Top 10 Songs!
1.   Sugar Shack   -   Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
2.   Surf City - Jan and Dean
3.   He's So Fine - The Chiffons
4.   It's My Party - Leslie Gore
5.   If You Wanna Be Happy -   Jimmy Soul
6.   Louie Louie -   The Kingsmen
7.   Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
8.   Deep Purple -   Nino Tempo and April Stevens
9.   My Boyfriend's Back   - The Angels
10. Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys


Top Albums
Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
Days of Wine and Roses - Andy Williams
Jazz Samba - Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd
Little Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder
My Son the Celebrity - Allan Sherman


Grammy Awards
Album of the Year :   The Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand
Best New Artist:   Swingle Sisters
Best Pop Duo or Group:   'Blowin' in the Wind' - Peter, Paul and Mary
Best Pop Female Vocal: The Barbra Steisand Album - Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Male Vocal:   'Wives and Lovers' - Jack Jones
Best Rock and Roll Recording:   'Deep Purple' - Nino Temple and April Stevens
Record of the Year - 'The Days of Wine and Roses' - Henry Mancini
Song of the Year- 'The Days of Wine and Roses'  


Top 20 TV Favorites
1.   The Beverly Hillbillies
2.   Bonanza
3.   The Dick Van Dyke Show
4.   Petticoat Junction
5.   The Andy Griffith Show
6.   The Lucy Show
7.   Candid Camera
8.   The Ed Sullivan Show
9.   The Danny Thomas Show
10. My Favorite Martian
11. The Red Skelton Show
12. I've Got A Secret
13. Lassie
14. The Jack Benny Show
15. The Jackie Gleason Show
16. The Donna Reed Show
17. The Virginian
18. The Patty Duke Show
19. Dr. Kildare
20. Gunsmoke


Emmy Awards
Best Drama - The Defenders
Best Actor - E.G. Marshall, The Defenders
Best Actress - Shirley Booth, Hazel
Supporting Actor -   Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show
Supporting Actress - Glenda Farrell, Ben Casey
Best Comedy - The Dick Van Dyke Show
Best Variety - The Andy Williams Show


Best Selling Books - Fiction
The Shoes of the Fisherman - Morris West
The Group - Mary McCarthy
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour - J.D. Salinger
Caravans - James A. Michener
Grandmother and the Priests - Taylor Caldwell
Elizabeth Appleton - John O'Hara
City of Night - John Rechy
The Glass-Blowers - Daphne Du Maurier
The Sand Pebbles - Richard McKenna


Best Selling Books - Nonfiction
Happiness Is a Warm Puppy   - Charles M. Schultz
Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket - Charles M. Schultz
J.F.K. : The Man and the Myth   - Victor Lasky
Profiles in Courage : Inaugural Edition - John F. Kennedy
O Ye Jigs & Juleps! - Virginia Cary Hudson
Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book
The Pillsbury Family Cookbook
I Owe Russia $1200 -   Bob Hope
Heloise's Housekeeping Hints


Pulitzer Prize - Fiction
The Reivers - William Faulkner


Pulitzer Prize - Nonfiction
The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman


Irma la Douce
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Lillies of the Field
The Birds
The Trial
The Ugly American
Tom Jones
From Russia With Love
Blood Feast
It Happened at the World's Fair
Fun in Alcapulco


Academy Awards
Best Actor:   Sidney Poitier,   'Lillies of the Field'
Best Actress:   Patricia Neal,   'Hud'
Best Director:   Tony Richardson,   'Tom Jones'
Best Picture:   'Tom Jones'
Best Supporting Actor:   Melvyn Douglas,   'Hud'
Best Supporing Actress:   Margaret Rutherford,   'The V.I.P.s'


1963 News Headlines
Pope John XXIII dies; Pope Paul VI is elected
250,000 march for Civil Rights in Washington
Kennedy assassinated in Dallas
Lee Harvey Oswald arrested; Lyndon Johnson takes Oath of Office
Soviet missles out of Cuba; Troops will stay
N.Y. newspapers struck for 114 days
Supreme Court decides poor must have lawyers
Kennedy sends troops to calm Alabama
Soviet Union puts first women in space
Martin Luther King 'I Have a Dream'
Greatest train robbery, England, 5 million is cash and jewels in 15 minutes


Sports of 1963
NFL :   Chicago Bears 14 - New York   10
Pro MVP : Jim Brown, Cleveland and Y.A. Tittle, NY Giants
Heisman Trophy :   Roger Staubach, Navy QB
Rose Bowl :   Illinois 17 , Washington 7
Orange Bowl :   Nebraska 13,   Auburn 7
Cotton Bowl :   Texas 28,   Navy 6
Sugar Bowl :   Alabama 12,   Mississippi 7
NBA Championship:   Boston (Coach:Red Auerbach) 4 - 2 over L.A. Lakers (Coach: Fred Schaus)
NBA MVP:   Bill Russell, Boston
NCAA National Champions:   Loyola - IL 29 -2 (Coach: George Ireland)
World Series Winner:   LA Dodgers (Coach: Walter Alston) 4 - 0 over NY Yankees (Coach: Ralph Houk)
National League MVP: Sandy Koufax, LA
National League Rookie of the Year:   Pete Rose, Cin
American League MVP: Elston Howard, NY
American League Rookie of the Year:   Gary Peters, Chi

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