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

  • Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • Richard Illingworth, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire CCC) and international umpire, born in Bradford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Glen Gray [Knoblauch], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (Casa Loma Orchestra), dies of lymphoma, at 63
1963 Highlights

About August 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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