On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1963

Historical Events

  • 117th Grand National: 19-year old jockey Pat Buckley aboard 66/1 outsider Ayala wins by 3/4 of a length from Carrickbeg
  • France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • Jenny Lidback, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1995), born in Lima, Peru
  • Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Ximo Tebar, Spanish jazz and flamenco guitarist, and composer (Goes Blue), born in Valencia, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Gauk, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 69
1963 Highlights

About March 30, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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