On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)
  • Larry the Cable Guy [Daniel Lawrence Whitney], American comedian (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska

Person of interestMichael Jordan

Michael Jordan, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

1963 Highlights

About February 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius