On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1963

Historical Events

  • "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • "Little Deuce Coupe" single by The Beach Boys peaks at #15

Television Debut

"New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • "Nick Teen & Al K. Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts, a one-hit wonder from the Bronx, NYC, peaks at #2
  • "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon voiced by Don Adams debuts on CBS-TV
  • Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Novelty song "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells, from Villas, New Jersey, peaks at #16
  • NYC DJ "Murray The K" plays The Beatles "She Loves You" on the radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Dawkins, American basketball guard (NBA: San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers; Detroit Pistons) and coach (Stanford, UCF), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
1963 Highlights

About September 28, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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