On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1963

Historical Events


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Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

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

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Soviet space mission Vostok 6 is launched with Valentina Tereshkova onboard, who becomes the 1st woman in space

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
  • Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )
  • Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
1963 Highlights

About June 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini