What Happened on July 27, 1963

Historical Events

  • Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • General Amin al-Hafez becomes President of Syria

Famous Birthdays

  • Donnie Yen, Hong Kong actor, martial artist and director (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), born in Minneapolis (d. 2005)
  • Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), dies at 86
  • George "Hooks" Dauss, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1912-26 (Detroit Tigers), dies at 73
1963 Highlights

About July 27, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Surf City - Jan & Dean
  • UK #1 Song: (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires