On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st 200 metre 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, born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, Anthrax), born in Los Angeles, California