What Happened on May 24, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
  • Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Michael Chabon, American author
  • Rich Rodriguez, American football coach

Famous Deaths

  • Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack