February 17th, 1963, fell on a Sunday. It was day 48 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.
58 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since February 17th, 1963.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Michael Jordan: Basketball player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1963:
United States: Hey Paula - Paul & Paula
United Kingdom: Diamonds - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Take Me Back!
The date is February 17th, 1963 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
Valentine's Day of 1963 has just passed. In America, the song Hey Paula by Paul & Paula is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Diamonds by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan is the number one hit song.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1963, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Chiffons, Paul & Paula, The Four Seasons, Little Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs and The Singing Nun. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Dennis the Menace", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "The Bugs Bunny Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch", "Rock-a-Stack" and "Mouse Trap".
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 February 17th, 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.
Henry Mancini - "Days of Wine and Roses"
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1963's Song of the Year.
The movie "Tom Jones" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963.
Who were the best football players in 1963?
In 1963, the best soccer players were Pelé, Lev Yashin, Gianni Rivera, Jimmy Greaves, Denis Law, Eusébio, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Uwe Seeler, Bobby Charlton, Giovanni Trapattoni and Luis Suárez.
Who were the best NBA players in 1963?
The best NBA players in 1963 were Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
58 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since February 17th, 1963.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1963.
Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 17th, 1963, will be 58 years of age.
People born in 1963 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 17th, 1963:
This date: February 17th, 1963
February 28th, 1963: Chicago City Council alderman Benjamin F. Lewis is shot dead at his office.
March 15th, 1963: Boxing legend Archie Moore has his last ever fight in a win over Mike DiBiase.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17th, 1963, will have the star sign Aquarius.
Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: February 17th, 1963 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
The Untouchables - American crime drama.
The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
Bonanza - American Western series.
Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
Wagon Train - American western series.
1963 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1963.
Davey and Goliath
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Leave It to Beaver
1963 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1963:
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of February:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1963?
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 17th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 10th of May, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17th, 1963 is the 27th of November, 1963. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 17th, 1963.
21,197 days have passed since this date.
1,831,420,800 seconds have passed since the February 17th, 1963.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,136,657,600 times.
Since February 17th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 945,013,132,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,236,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,502,189 steps. That's about 70,001 miles!
Since this date, 21,977,050 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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