On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1963

Historical Events

  • Beatles release single "She Loves You" in the UK
  • Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • Richard Illingworth, English cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- ), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
1963 Highlights

About August 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo