On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), dies at 56
  • Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
1963 Highlights

About January 18, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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