On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1963

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • 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? 57 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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