On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1963

Historical Events

  • Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Person of interestWhitney Houston

Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

1963 Highlights

About August 9, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo