What Happened on June 20, 1963

Historical Events

  • Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
  • US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"

Famous Birthdays

  • Amir Derakh [Davidson], American rock guitarist, and synthesizer player (Orgy; Julien-K), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Don West, American professional wrestling announcer, born in Chicago, IIlinois (d. 2022)
  • Kirk Baptiste, American 200m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Matt Anger, American tennis star, born in Walnut Creek, California

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet; Flying Tigers; Abbott & Costello), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Joseph Self, American murderer, executed by hanging in Walla Walla, Washington at 32; last state execution until 1990
  • Ralph Sanford, American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 64
  • RaphaĆ«l Salem, Greek mathematician, dies at 64
1963 Highlights

About June 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 17 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