On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland/LV Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN MNF), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • S. Shankar, Indian film director (Gentleman, Indian, Jeans), born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
1963 Highlights

About August 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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