On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1963

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Contempt" film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, is released

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
  • Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
  • Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Karen Moncrieff, American actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California
  • Pam Casale, American tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985), born in Camden, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
1963 Highlights

About December 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius