What Happened on January 8, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art

Music Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich' opera "Katharina Ismailova" premieres in Riga

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiromi Kobayashi, Japanese golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Iwaki, Fukushima
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81

About January 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
  • UK #1 Song: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard & The Shadows