On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1963

Historical Events

  • Indonesia & Netherlands reinstate diplomatic relations

Music Premiere

Paul Hindemith and Thornton Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC

Composer Paul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith
Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder
  • Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska

Famous Birthdays

  • Fito Paez, Argentine singer-songwriter and pianist (La Conquista Del Espacio), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic
  • Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
1963 Highlights

About March 13, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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