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 (Little People, Big World), born in Michigan
  • James Urbaniak, American character actor, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Masahiro Chono, Japanese-American wrestler (NJPW), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Michael Adler, American businessman and diplomat
  • Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator, born in Petah Tikva, Israel
  • 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, American author of the Darwin Awards
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

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

About September 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: She Loves You - The Beatles