What Happened on August 8, 1963

Historical Events

  • Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene
  • LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2016)
  • Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • Kyoko Chan Cox, American daughter of Yoko Ono and Anthony Cox, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive

Famous Deaths

  • Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, dies at 72
1963 Highlights

About August 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 30 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