On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1963

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Eruptions of Mount Agung on Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
1963 Highlights

About March 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces