On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • Philippe Perrin, French test pilot, born in Meknes, Morocco

Famous Deaths

  • Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
1963 Highlights

About January 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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