On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1963

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

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

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist & Nobel laureate, dies at 74
1963 Highlights

About May 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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