On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • Horatio Alger Society founded

Historic Event

JFK's body lies in repose in the East Room of the White House

Historic Event

LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)


Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Sveum, American MLB player and coach, born in Richmond, California
  • Gwynne Shotwell, American engineer and businesswoman (SpaceX), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

  • "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones
1963 Highlights

About November 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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