On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • David Capel, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests; 21 wickets; 23 ODIs), born in Northampton, England (d. 2020)
  • Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur, born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Abd el-Krim [Mohamed ibn Abdelkrim El-Khattabi], Moroccan political and military leader (Republic of the Rif), dies at 85
  • Charles "Specs" Wright, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; Cannonball Adderly; Red Garland), dies at 35
  • Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
1963 Highlights

About February 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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