What Happened on May 11, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2

Sports History

LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter; beats Juan Marichal and the SF Giants, 8-0

  • Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson (1963-2009)

English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London

  • Nina Stemme [Th√∂ldte], Swedish dramatic soprano opera singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Roark Critchlow, actor
Born in 1963

Famous Weddings

John Turner

Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist & Nobel laureate, dies at 74

About May 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles