On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NYC, to become WWWF champ
  • Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Koncak, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
1963 Highlights

About May 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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