What Happened on January 3, 1963

Historical Events

  • WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Aamer Malik, Pakistani cricket batsman (14 Tests, 2x100s 1989; 24 ODIs), born in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jerome Young, American pro wrestler (New Jack), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jim Everett, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1990; NFL passing TD leader 1988, 89; LA Rams, New Orleans Saints), born in Emporia, Kansas
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Oskar Back, Hungarian-Dutch violinist and pedagogue, dies at 83
1963 Highlights

About January 3, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Telstar - The Tornadoes
  • UK #1 Song: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard & The Shadows