On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; 3 x .400+ seasons; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), dies of a heart ailment at 66

1963 Highlights

About January 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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