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March 5, 1963

March 5, 1963, was a Tuesday. It was 61 years, 2 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on March 5, 1963?

  • Country musicians Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.
Birthdays

Born on March 5, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 5, 1963:

  • United States: "Walk Like A Man" by The Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: "The Wayward Wind" by Frank Ifield

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 5, 1963

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Walk Like A Man - The 4 Seasons
  • Ruby Baby - Dion
  • Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
  • Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
  • Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers
Play the top singles from 1963
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1963. Take a trip back to the days of Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Frank Ifield, Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Searchers.
Son of Flubber

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Son of Flubber" was at the top of the box office on March 5, 1963.

Facts

This date occurred 22,355 days ago. Approximately 745 months have passed. It was the 64th day of 1963, in week 10. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on March 5, 1963, are now 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 248 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 5, 1963

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is March 5, 1963, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter.

In America, the song "Walk Like A Man" by The Four Seasons is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Wayward Wind" by Frank Ifield is the number-one song in the UK. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie Son of Flubber is at the top of the box office. Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "77 Sunset Strip", "Bonanza", "The Twilight Zone", and "The Andy Griffith Show". In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1950s are still popular. Women are wearing tailored skirts, short boxy jackets and shift dresses. Trousers are also becoming popular amongst women. Meanwhile, men are wearing polo shirts, argyle socks, sweater vests, loafers and harrington jackets. 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.

The Western film "How the West Was Won" is currently being shown in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ernie Davis, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, and Sam Cooke would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Leave It to Beaver", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Ed", and "Top Cat".

Children are playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, the Frisbee, the Hula Hoop, and Mouse Trap.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 5, 1963.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1963?

    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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    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.
  • Tom Jones.

    Tom Jones

    The movie "Tom Jones" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963.
  • Henry Mancini - "Days of Wine and Roses"

    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.
  • 1963 in music.

    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.
  • 1963 in movies.

    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.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr

    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named Time Person of the Year in 1963. It was in August 1963 that King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose

    An unknown serial killer was murdering single women in the Boston area. The press nicknamed him the "Boston Strangler" and the "Phantom Fiend" due to his ability to get into women's apartments without any signs of forced entry. Between June 1962 and January 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal named Albert DeSalvo.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 5, 1963.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 5, 1963.

  • February 28, 1963: Chicago City Council alderman Benjamin F. Lewis is shot dead at his office.
  • March 4, 1963: The Beach Boys release their new single "Surfin' U.S.A.".
  • This date: March 5, 1963
  • March 15, 1963: Boxing legend Archie Moore has his last ever fight in a win over Mike DiBiase.
  • March 21, 1963: UK politics: Allegations are made that Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, had an affair with model Christine Keeler.
  • March 22, 1963: The Beatles release their first album.
  • March 28, 1963: Alfred Hitchcock's horror film "The Birds" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 5, 1963, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 5, 1963 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 1963

Television shows that people were watching in March 1963:

TV shows from March 1963.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
Route 66
Route 66
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Perry Mason
Perry Mason

Cars in 1963

1963 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Riviera, the Rover P6, the Honda S500, the Vauxhall Viva, the Chevrolet Corvette (C2), and the Mercedes-Benz 600.

Cars in 1963.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1963

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Top Cat
Top Cat
Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

Mister Ed
Mister Ed
The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Toys

Toys in 1963

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap
Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)
Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone
Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack
Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Astrobase
Astrobase
Troll doll
Troll doll
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Barbie
Barbie
Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Were you born on March 5, 1963?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1963.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 5, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 5.

Andy Gibb

Andy Gibb

English singer Deceased
Born on March 5, 1958
He turned 5 on this day in 1963.

Lisa Robin Kelly

Lisa Robin Kelly

Actress Deceased
Born on March 5, 1970
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

John Frusciante

John Frusciante

Musician
Born on March 5, 1970
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Actress
Born on March 5, 1974
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire

Soccer player
Born on March 5, 1993
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Madison Beer

Madison Beer

Singer
Born on March 5, 1999
She was born exactly 36 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on March 5, 1963.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 5, 1963 was most likely conceived around June 12, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 5, 1963 is close to November 26, 1963.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 5, 1963:

  • 22,355 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,193 weeks have passed.
  • 1,931,468,400 seconds have passed since March 5, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,253,379,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 996,637,694,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 321,911,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 166,106,282 steps. That's roughly 73,825 miles.
  • 23,177,621 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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