On This Day

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
  • Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Person of interestJohn XXIII

Pope John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

1963 Highlights

About June 3, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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