On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1963

Historical Events

Film Premier

"From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

  • France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • Netherlands population hits 12,000,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Daniel Pearl, American journalist (kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing, 1986-98 (Los Angeles Kings, and 4 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

Edith Piaf

Édith Piaf [Édith Giovanna Gassion], French singer (No, I Don't Regret Anything; Le Vie En Rose), dies of liver failure at 47

  • Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer, dies at 70
1963 Highlights

About October 10, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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