On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1963

Historical Events

  • 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurèle Vandendriessche of Belgium in race record 2:18:58

Music Premiere

Steve Allen's musical "Sophie", based on the life of American singer, and comic actress Sophie Tucker, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Manoj Prabhakar, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Ghaziabad, India

Famous Deaths

  • Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian Rules Football midfielder (winner inaugural Brownlow Medal 1924), dies at 59
1963 Highlights

About April 15, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries