On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1963

Historical Events

  • Britain, USA and USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • Craig Breedlove sets world land speed record of 407.477 mph in Spirit of America at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Famous Birthdays

  • James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, dies at 64
1963 Highlights

About August 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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