On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1963

Historical Events

  • Fulbert Youlou resigns as President of Congo-Brazzaville

Famous Birthdays

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • John Powell, American composer, dies at 80
1963 Highlights

About August 15, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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