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

  • (Myra) "Tori" Amos, American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and pianist ("Crucify"; "Cornflake Girl"), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • David Sanford, American composer, jazz trombonist, bandleader, and educator (Mount Holyoke, 1998-present), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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

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? 58 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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