What Happened on August 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
  • The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)

Famous Birthdays

  • Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
  • Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
  • Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)

Famous Deaths

  • William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies