On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1963

Historical Events

  • Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win
  • Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas

Famous Birthdays

  • Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco (1999-present), born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
1963 Highlights

About August 21, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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