The 26th of December, 1963, fell on a Thursday. Day 360 of 1963. Decade: 1960s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of December, 1963:
"Beatlemania" officially begins in the United States when The Beatles release their songs "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Lars Ulrich: Drummer.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of December, 1963:
United States: Dominique - Singing Nun
United Kingdom: I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 26th of December, 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1963. It was during August of 1963 that King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
1963 in movies.
Movies released in 1963 included Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", Tom Jones, The Sword in the Stone, Irma la Douce, The Great Escape, Son of Flubber, The Birds, Dr. No and The V.I.P.s.
1963 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1963 were dominated by the likes of The Chiffons, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, Paul & Paula, Little Peggy March, Kyu Sakamoto, Little Stevie Wonder and The Singing Nun.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
On Friday, the 22nd of November, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman called Lee Harvey Oswald as he was travelling by motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president later that day. Kennedy's funeral took place three days later, on the 25th of November, 1963.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of December:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of December, 1963.
20,386 days have passed since this date.
1,761,346,800 seconds have passed since the 26th of December, 1963.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,054,904,600 times.
Since the 26th of December, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 908,854,948,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 293,557,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 151,475,825 steps. That's about 67,323 miles!
Since this date, 21,136,162 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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