On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1963

Historical Events

Historic Event

Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • NBC expands "The Huntley–Brinkley Report", their evening television news program, from 15 to 30 minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Thompson, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), dies at 68
  • Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
1963 Highlights

About September 9, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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