On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Proj Mercury

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician

Famous Deaths

  • Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet military intelligence (GRU), dies at 44
1963 Highlights

About May 16, 1963

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

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