On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1963

Historical Events

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
Actress Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
  • 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

  • Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

Person of interestPatsy Cline

Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline

1963 Highlights

About March 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces