On This Day

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
  • 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

Person of interestHelen Hunt

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

Actress Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
  • 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? 58 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini