On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • James Urbaniak, American character actor, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Michael Adler, American businessman
  • Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Warren Gatland, New Zealand rugby player and coach (Wales, British and Irish Lions), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, dies at 81
1963 Highlights

About September 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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