The Beatles released their second album in Britain.
Their first album, Please, Please Me, had been release in March of 1963 and after a month reached number one on the British music sales charts. It remained there for thirty weeks. What knocked the Beatles' first album out of the number one spot?
The Beatles' second album.
Reacquaint yourself with it below.
The Beatles at this time had still been unable to secure an agreement of any major recording company to distribute their first two albums. Few in America had heard them.
Coincidentally, on this day in 1963, CBS had scheduled to broadcast a 5 minute segment during their evening news on "Beatlemania" in Britain. CBS was forced to reschedule the segment until the following month, because of another event that happened on this day in 1963: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The original CBS segment below: