What Happened on June 15, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • American Leonard "Buddy" Edelen runs world record marathon (2:14:28) at Polytechnic Marathon (from Windsor to Chiswick, England)

Historic Event

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

Musical Finale

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The Sound of Music", closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1443 performances

Sports History

SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0


Famous Birthdays

  • Blanca Portillo, Spanish stage and screen actress (Volver: Goya's Ghost), born in Madrid, Spain

Helen HuntHelen Hunt (59 years old)

American actress (Mad About You - "Jamie"; As Good as it Gets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Scott Rockenfield, American drummer (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence"), born in Seattle, Washington
1963 Highlights

About June 15, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
  • UK #1 Song: I Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers