On This Day

What Happened in 963 AD

Historical Events in 963 AD

  • Jul 2 The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea
  • Dec 6 Leo VIII elected Pope

Famous People Who Died in 963 AD

  • Mar 15 Romanus II, Byzantine emperor (959-63), dies at 25
  • Apr 3 William III, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 915)