On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1963

Historical Events

Film Premier

1st James Bond film, "Dr. No", starring Sean Connery, premieres in US

Historic Event

U.S. President John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance against aggression from its neighbors


Famous Birthdays

  • Clemens Lothaller, Austrian physician cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Izabela Kloc, Polish politician, born in Mikołów, Poland
  • Robin Jarvis, British young adult fication, and fantasy writer (The Witching Legacy), born in Liverpool, England
  • Terry Christian, British writer, radio and television presenter, born in Old Trafford, Lancashire, England
1963 Highlights

About May 8, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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