On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1963

Historical Events


Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan witnesses The Beatles & their fans at London Airport

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' in Indiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Dermot Mulroney, American actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in IjuĂ­, Brazil
  • Fred McGriff, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Johnny Marr, British guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England
  • Mikkey Dee [Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou], Swedish rock musician and drummer [Motörhead, Scorpions], born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
1963 Highlights

About October 31, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio