On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Maxime Bernier, French-Canadian politician, born in Saint-Georges, Canada
  • Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter, born in Tver Oblast, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), dies at 56
  • Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies