What Happened on January 21, 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • Detlef Schrempf, German-American NBA forward, 1985-2001 (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics), born in Leverkusen, West Germany

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon (60 years old)

Nigerian-American NBA center, 1984-2002 (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Jessie Hester, American NFL wide receiver, 1985-95 (Raiders, Falcons, Colts, Rams), born in Belle Glade, Florida
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Al St. John, American vaudeville and silent film comic (Young and Dumb),and talkie character actor billed as "Fuzzy" St. John (Outlaws of the Plains), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
1963 Highlights

About January 21, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
  • UK #1 Song: Dance On! - The Shadows