On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show

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Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Robin White, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California