What Happened on December 12, 1963

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Juan Perón

  • Frank Sinatra, Jr returned by kidnappersafter his father paid the $240,000 ransom demanded
  • Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo
  • Eric Schenkman, American-Canadian rock and blues guitarist (The Spin Doctors - "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"), born in Massachusetts
  • Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama (2014-), born in Panama City
  • Teresa Blake, American actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)

About December 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dominique - The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
  • UK #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles