On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
  • AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
  • Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)

Famous Deaths

  • Abd al-Karīm Qāsim, Prime Minister of Iraq (1958-63),, assassinated in Baghdad at 48
  • George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), dies from a heart attack at 55