On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
  • 24th Venice Film Festival: "Hands Over the City" directed by Francesco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'

Famous Birthdays

  • Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director (Death Stranding), born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, 1982-present; Anthrax, 1992-2005, 2010), born in Los Angeles, California
1963 Highlights

About August 24, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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