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
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • John Gunn, English cricket medium pace bowler (6 Tests, 18 wickets, BB 5/76; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 87

About August 21, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 5 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: Bad To Me - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas