On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1st Beatles' tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon's cover of "From Me to You" at no. 87

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Chuck McKinley wins his only Grand Slam singles title beating Fred Stolle of Australia 9-7, 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano-The Sopranos), born in NYC, New York
  • Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor, born in Upland, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
1963 Highlights

About July 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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