On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1963

Kennedy's Clarion Call for Freedom

Historical Events

  • Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV

Historic Event

US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" (intended to mean "I am a Berliner", but may actually mean "I am a doughnut") speech in West Berlin


Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer and composer (The Sundays)
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Richard Garfield, American mathematician and game designer (Magic: The Gathering), born in Philadelphia
  • Wendy Lucero-Schayes, American diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
1963 Highlights

About June 26, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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