What Happened on January 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyrus Chestnut, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kai Hansen, German heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Helloween, Gamma Ray), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • Tom Lord-Alge, American Grammy Award-winning music engineer and mixer (Steve Winwood; Santana), born in New Jersey
Born in 1963
1963 Highlights

About January 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 21 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