On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup); Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford

Historic Publication

Gloria Steinem's exposé , "A Bunny's Tale", on the working conditions for waitresses (bunnies) at New York City’s famed Playboy Club, published in "Show" magazine

  • Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x men's doubles major titles; Olympic gold men's doubles 1988), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, dies at 83
1963 Highlights

About May 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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