On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances

Davis Cup

Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Adelaide: American Chuck McKinley beats Australia's John Newcombe 10-12, 6-2, 9-7, 6-2 in the deciding rubber to give US a thrilling 3-2 victory

Music History

Merle Haggard's 1st appearance on country music chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

  • Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F1 season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Drivers Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Gets, American actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Willow Bay, American TV host (Good Morning America), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies

Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68


1963 Highlights

About December 28, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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