On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1963

Historical Events

  • 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
  • Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Kenwood CC: Mary Mills wins her first of 3 major titles by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Louise Suggs and Sandra Haynie

  • Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Whaley, American actor (Pulp Fiction), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jenny Spangler, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Monroe, Wisconsin
  • Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile), born in Herăști, Romania
1963 Highlights

About July 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer