What Happened on August 6, 1963

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia NBA franchise changes name from 'Nationals' to the '76ers', based on US Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Ingram, English former British Army major known for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, born in Derbyshire, England
  • Jamie Kensit, British pop singer (Eighth Wonder - "I'm Not Scared"), born in Lambeth, London
  • Kimberley Conrad, American Playboy model (January 1988, Playmate of the year 1989) who married Hugh Hefner, born in Moulton, Alabama
  • Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
1963 Highlights

About August 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Sweets For My Sweet - Searchers