On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer