On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
  • Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • Bobby Rock, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas