What Happened on June 12, 1963

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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


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
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80

Medgar EversMedgar Evers (1925-1963)

American civil rights activist and NAACP official, shot and assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi at 37

About June 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 19 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