On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Rick Ambrose, Dutch singer (Jewel)

Famous Deaths

  • Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), dies of a heart ailment at 66