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

NBA Record

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

'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"

1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
  • László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, dies at 70

About February 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 13 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: The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield