On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1963

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigns and is replaced by Alec Douglas-Home

  • French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Thurlow Weed Lieurance, American composer ("By the Waters of Minnetonka"), dies at 85
1963 Highlights

About October 9, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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