On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

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