On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1963

Historical Events

  • Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives
  • Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian McMillan, South African cricket all-rounder (38 Tests, top score 113, 75 wickets; 78 ODIs), born in Welkom, South Africa
  • Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American surrealist painter, born in Hokkaido, Japan
1963 Highlights

About December 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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