On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England

Famous Birthdays

  • François Girard, French Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec

Famous Weddings

Bob Newhart

Actor and comedian Bob Newhart (33) weds Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn

Willie Nelson

Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas; divorce in 1971


1963 Highlights

About January 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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