What Happened on December 6, 1963

Historical Events

Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Lyndon B. Johnson confers Presidential Medal of Freedom on 31 recipients selected by JFK, including: contralto Marian Anderson; diplomat Ralph Bunche; cellist Pablo Casals; Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter; labor leader George Meaney; architect Mies van der Rohe; pianist Rudolf Serkin; writers E. B. White and Thorton Wilder; and painter Andrew Wyeth; as well as posthumously to JFK himself, and Pope John XXIII

  • Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • The Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fan club members
1963 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81

About December 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dominique - The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
  • UK #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles