On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Kinnear, American actor and talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later), born in Logansport, Indiana
  • Kevin Glover, American NFL center (Detroit Lions), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
  • John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), dies at 90
  • John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), dies of cancer at 45
1963 Highlights

About June 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini