On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1963

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • David Bedard, Canadian springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
1963 Highlights

About October 23, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio