What Happened on February 11, 1963

Historical Events

  • American chef Julia Child's show "The French Chef" premieres on WGBH in Boston - one of the first cooking shows in the US
  • Beatles record 10 of the 14 tracks for their 1st UK album "Please Please Me"
  • CIA Domestic Operations Division created
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer, born in Goizueta, Spain
  • Todd Benzinger, American baseball player (SF Giants), born in Dayton, Kentucky
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Frederick, American pistol shooter (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 82

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath (1932-1963)

American poet (The Colossus; Three Women), novelist (The Bell Jar), and posthumous Pulitzer Prize winner (Poetry, 1982), commits suicide at 30

About February 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
  • UK #1 Song: Diamonds - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan