On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Final event at Polo Grounds, New York City; 14,235 attend 1st (and only) "Latino All-Star Game" - National League wins 5-2 over American League; festivities include a concert by Tito Puente [1]
  • San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, born in La Junta, Otero County Colorado (d. 1989)
  • Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2010)
1963 Highlights

About October 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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