On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1963

Historical Events

  • 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

Famous Birthdays

Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California

Famous Deaths

  • Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
1963 Highlights

About October 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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