On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1963

Historical Events

  • Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • The Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Peterka, American team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Donna Tartt, American writer (The Secret History), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1995; Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts) and coach (Stanford 2007–10; SF 49ers 2011–14; Michigan (2015–20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Keiji Muto, Japanese wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW), born in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
1963 Highlights

About December 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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