On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1963

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth for her 10th major championship

  • 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

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Julius Boros wins his second Open title in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit

Historic Event

US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2014-15, US Senior Open 2014), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Steve Shelley, American drummer (Sonic Youth), born in Midland, Michigan
1963 Highlights

About June 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer