On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1963

Historical Events

  • End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCharles Barkley

Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician

Famous Deaths

  • Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, dies at 48
  • Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (Jalousie ; Cinema Music), dies at 83
1963 Highlights

About February 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces