What Happened on March 5, 1963

Historical Events

  • Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddo Brandes, Zimbabwe cricket fast bowler (10 Tests, 26 wickets; ODI hat-trick v England 1997), born in Port Shepstone, Natal Province, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Harold "Hawkshaw" Hawkins, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee; "Lonesome 7-7203"), dies in a plane crash at 41
  • Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas, American country singer ("Candy Kisses"; "Alabam"), dies in a plane crash at 49

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline (1932-1963)

American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), dies in a plane crash at 30


1963 Highlights

About March 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 11 months
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: The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield