On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1963

Historical Events

  • Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in SkellefteĆ„, Sweden
1963 Highlights

About July 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo