On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1963

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

35th Academy Awards: "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
  • Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
  • Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
  • Terry Porter, American basketball point guard and coach (Portland Trail Blazers; Minnesota Timberwolves; NBA All Star 1991, 93), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1963 Highlights

About April 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries