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

Wimbledon 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

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
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Ruyneman, Dutch composer and pianist, dies at 76

About July 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
  • UK #1 Song: I Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers