On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1963

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel

  • Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • Walter Kennedy begins his tenure as the commissioner of the NBA, succeeding Maurice Podoloff

Famous Birthdays

  • Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN - "Bad Bad Woman")
  • Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
1963 Highlights

About September 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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