On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Marty McSorley, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st African-American to win Heisman Trophy 1961, Syracuse), dies of leukemia at 23
1963 Highlights

About May 18, 1963

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

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