On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
  • Petri Alanko, Finnish classical flute player (Finnish RSO, 1988-2012) and educator (Sibelius Academy, since 2012), born in Joensuu, Finland
  • Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (proved the prime number theorem), dies at 97
1963 Highlights

About October 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra