On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

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

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jessie Hester, NFL wide receiver (Raiders, Falcons, Colts, Rams), born in Belle Glade, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies 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? 58 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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