On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1963

Historical Events

  • "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

Television Debut

"The Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul

Baseball Record

Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)

  • Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game

Music History

Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

Famous Birthdays

  • Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
1963 Highlights

About September 29, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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