On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • Heidi Kozak, Danish-American actress (Slumber Party Massacre 2), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater), born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
  • Simon Rimmer, English chef and TV host (Something for the Weekend), born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Famous Weddings

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
1963 Highlights

About May 5, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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