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, American actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Whitney Houston

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

1963 Highlights

About August 9, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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