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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gloria Steinem's expose on Playboy bunny working conditions published in "Show" magazine

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • 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? 57 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus