What Happened on January 18, 1963

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter, born in Tver Oblast, Russia
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), dies at 56
  • Johnny Moyes, Australian journalist and cricket commentator, dies at 70

About January 18, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 3 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: Dance On! - The Shadows