What Happened on August 11, 1963

Historical Events

  • Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa
  • Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Thornetta Davis, American blues singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
1963 Highlights

About August 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Sweets For My Sweet - Searchers