On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of Roman Catholic Church

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo
  • International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies

Famous Birthdays

  • Rupert Graves, English actor (Handful of Dust, Maurice, Sherlock), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden