On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down

Sports record brokenNBA Record

North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Philosopher Hannah Arendt's controversial account of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is first published in "The New Yorker"

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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Famous Birthdays

  • Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
  • László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, dies at 70
1963 Highlights

About February 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius