What Happened on December 18, 1963

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The Pink Panther" film premieres, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven, with theme by Henry Mancini

  • Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • Ron Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Kayser, American actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt (59 years old)

American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club) and producer (The Departed, 12 Years a Slave), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

  • Charles Oakley, American NBA forward (NY Knicks) and coach, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Karl Dorrell, American football coach, born in Alameda, California
  • Lori McNeil, American tennis player (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • Pauline Ester [Sabrina Ocon], French pop singer (Le mond est fou), born in Toulouse, France

Famous Deaths

  • Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), dies at 58
1963 Highlights

About December 18, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 16 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