On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1963

Historical Events

  • 200,000 French mine workers strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in TranĂ¥s, Sweden
  • Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • Robert James Affuso, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Ron Francis, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1991, 92; Pittsburgh Penguins; NHL All-Star 1983, 85, 90, 96) and executive (Carolina Hurricanes; Seattle 2021), born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
  • Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)

Famous Deaths

  • Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
1963 Highlights

About March 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces