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 Project Mercury

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Coffelt, American visual artist, born in Dunlap, Tennessee
  • Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

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

About May 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles