What Happened on January 5, 1963

Historical Events

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

Musical Finale

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet, closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 873 performances and winning 4 Tony Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Rick Ambrose, Dutch heavy metal singer (Jewel - "Mystery Of Fate"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

Rogers HornsbyRogers Hornsby (1896-1963)

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

About January 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 5 months
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