What Happened on January 1, 1963

Historical Events

  • 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
  • WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
1963 Highlights

About January 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Telstar - The Tornadoes
  • UK #1 Song: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard & The Shadows