On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1963

Historical Events

  • NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in the X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)

Famous Birthdays

  • Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • Tom Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
1963 Highlights

About August 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo