On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1963

Historical Events


Murder of InterestClosure of Alcatraz

Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay is closed

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The last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes
The last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes
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  • David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • Sharon June Howe Pederson, Glencoe Mn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

1963 Highlights

About March 21, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries