What Happened on March 11, 1963

Historical Events

  • Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

Historic Event

US Defense Secretary Robert MacNamara orders the adoption by the US military of the M16 assault rifle, originally designed as the AR-15 by Eugene Stoner

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52
1963 Highlights

About March 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard & The Shadows