On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1963

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made

Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
Elizabeth Taylor
Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
  • American civil rights activist Medgar Evers is assassinated by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler (Johnny Hotbody), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Philippa June Baker, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver (d. 2012)
  • Tim DeKay, American actor (White Collar), born in Lansing, New York
  • Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer, born in Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist, NAACP official, shot in Jackson, Mississippi at 37
1963 Highlights

About June 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini