What Happened on October 20, 1963

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Alec Douglas-Home's Conservative Party forms British government

  • France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria

NFL Record

Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

Event of Interest

South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy charges

  • WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Payette, Canadian scientist, astronaut and Governor General (2017-2021), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian politician and cricketer (Indian opening batsman), born in Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer, born in Gorgogyri, Greece
Born in 1963

About October 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 8 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