What Happened on June 11, 1963

Historical Events

Vietnamese Monk Burns Himself Alive

Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức immolates himself at a Saigon intersection, creating one of the Vietnam War's most iconic images

  • Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

Event of Interest

US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"

1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Kimball, American diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Elvis Stanić, Croatian contemporary jazz fusion guitarist, born in Rijeka, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
  • Konstantin Scherbakov, Russian concert pianist (Rachmaninoff International, 1983), and pedagogue (Zurich University of the Arts, 1998-present), born in Barnaul, Siberia, Russian SFSR
  • Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2000)
  • Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon at the age of 65-66

About June 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles