On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1963

Historical Events

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

13th NBA All-Star Game, LA Memorial Sports Arena: East beats West, 115-108; MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, C

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • James May, English television presenter, born in Bristol, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
1963 Highlights

About January 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn