On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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