On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1963

Historical Events

  • Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Gibb, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood), born in Bennington, Vermont

Famous Deaths

  • Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), dies at 62
1963 Highlights

About December 14, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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