What Happened on February 8, 1963

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
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Kadison, American pop-rock singer-songwriter and piano player ("Jessie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian politician and cricketer, born in Hyderabad, India
Born in 1963

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

About February 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 20 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: Diamonds - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan