What Happened on June 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Tournament

LPGA Western Open Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth; 10th major

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • The Detroit March to Freedom occurs with 125,000 people participating, the largest civil rights demonstration in America up to that point

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Open Golf, The Country Club : Julius Boros wins 2nd Open in playoff with Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
  • Steve Shelley, American musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)