On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1963

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ivan Sutherland submits a thesis containing his Sketchpad program, a forerunner to modern-day graphic user interfaces and computer-aided design programs

Computer Scientist Ivan Sutherland
Computer Scientist
Ivan Sutherland

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Wright, American new age pianist, and composer, born in Fort Worth, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (Concert champĂȘtre; Les Biches), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), dies at 89
1963 Highlights

About January 30, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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