What Happened on January 16, 1963

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

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

Historic Event

Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

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

Historic Event

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


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? 60 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
  • UK #1 Song: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard & The Shadows