What Happened on May 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Seguso, tennis star, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)