What Happened on June 3, 1963

Historical Events

  • A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101

Famous Birthdays

  • Deb Richard, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician, born in Ronse, Belgium
  • Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis player
  • Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

John XXIIIJohn XXIII (1881-1963)

Italian priest and 261st Pope (1958-63), dies of stomach cancer at 81

  • Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), dies at 61
  • Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies from a heart attack at 56
1963 Highlights

About June 3, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's My Party - Lesley Gore
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles