On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1963

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

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

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
1963 Highlights

About October 20, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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