What Happened on October 15, 1963

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Stanley Menzo, Surinamese-Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax/PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
Born in 1963

Famous Weddings

Mary Travers

American folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds American portrait photographer Barry Feinstein (32); divorce in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss-French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies at 88
  • Horton Smith. American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), dies of Hodgkin's disease at 55
1963 Highlights

About October 15, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs
  • UK #1 Song: Do You Love Me - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes