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April 4th, 1963.

April 4th, 1963, was a Thursday. It was day 94 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 7 months and 25 days have passed since April 4th, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Born on April 4th, 1963.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 4th, 1963.

  • United States: He's So Fine - The Chiffons
  • United Kingdom: Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard & The Shadows

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 4th, 1963.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • He's So Fine - The Chiffons
  • Our Day Will Come - Ruby And The Romantics
  • The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
  • South Street - The Orlons
  • You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
Play the top hits 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.
How the West Was Won

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "How the West Was Won" was at the top of the box office on April 4th, 1963.

Take me back to April 4th, 1963!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 4th, 1963 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1963 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song He's So Fine by The Chiffons is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard & The Shadows is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and the movie How the West Was Won is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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.

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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Twilight Zone", "Route 66", "Hazel" and "Steptoe and Son". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" and "The Bugs Bunny Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Metal House robots, Matchbox toy cars, Etch A Sketch and Ken (doll).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 4th, 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    During this time, 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 of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, 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.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 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.

    During the first half of the 1960s, 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.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 58 years, 7 months and 25 days have passed since April 4th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 4th, 1963, will be 58 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 4th, 1963.

  • March 15th, 1963: Boxing legend Archie Moore has his last ever fight in a win over Mike DiBiase.
  • March 21st, 1963: UK politics: Allegations are made that Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, had an affair with model Christine Keeler.
  • March 22nd, 1963: The Beatles release their first album.
  • March 28th, 1963: Alfred Hitchcock's horror film "The Birds" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: April 4th, 1963
  • April 11th, 1963: The Beatles release their song "From Me to You". Later, it went on to become their first #1 hit single.
  • April 22nd, 1963: Liberal Party leader Lester B. Pearson becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 4th, 1963, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: April 4th, 1963 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 1963.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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.

Kids' TV shows on April 4th, 1963.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1963.

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

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.

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

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 4th, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 4th.

Anthony Perkins

Actor. Deceased
Born on April 4th, 1932
He turned 31 on this day in 1963.

Robert Downey Jr

Actor.
Born on April 4th, 1965
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

David Blaine

Magician.
Born on April 4th, 1973
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Heath Ledger

Actor. Deceased
Born on April 4th, 1979
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Sami Khedira

German soccer player.
Born on April 4th, 1987
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on April 4th, 1963.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 4th, 1963.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 4th, 1963 was most likely conceived around July 12th, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 4th, 1963 is close to December 26th, 1963.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 4th, 1963.

  • A total of 21,424 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,060 weeks have passed.
  • 1,851,037,200 seconds have passed since the April 4th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,159,543,400 times.
  • Since April 4th, 1963, the earth has travelled approximately 955,135,195,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,506,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,189,199 steps. That's about 70,751 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,212,446 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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