On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1963

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • Gerald Sandel, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Robin White, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
1963 Highlights

About December 10, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius