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April 26, 1963

April 26, 1963, was a Friday. It was 60 years, 11 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 26, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On April 26, 1963, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March
  • United Kingdom: "How Do You Do It" by Gerry & The Pacemakers

The music charts on April 26, 1963

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • He's So Fine - The Chiffons
  • Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
  • I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
  • Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
Play the top songs 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

The top movie on this day was "How the West Was Won".

Facts

This date was 22,269 days ago. Approximately 742 months have passed. It was the 116th day of 1963, in week 17. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 247 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 26, 1963

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Friday, April 26, 1963. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1963 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March is at the top of the singles charts, while "How Do You Do It" by Gerry & The Pacemakers is the number-one song in the UK. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie How the West Was Won is at the top of the box office.

Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Jack Benny Program", "Wagon Train", and "Perry Mason". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "Captain Pugwash", and "The Dick Tracy Show".

Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, Matchbox toy cars, Ken (doll), and Chatter Telephone.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 26, 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 April 26, 1963.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 26, 1963.

  • March 28, 1963: Alfred Hitchcock's horror film "The Birds" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 11, 1963: The Beatles release their song "From Me to You". Later, it went on to become their first #1 hit single.
  • April 22, 1963: Liberal Party leader Lester B. Pearson becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • This date: April 26, 1963
  • May 18, 1963: American Football player Ernie Davis dies from leukemia at the age of 23.
  • May 22, 1963: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • May 25, 1963: FA Cup Final 1963: Manchester United defeat Leicester City 3-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26, 1963, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26, 1963 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1963

In April 1963, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 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

Kids TV shows on April 26, 1963

If you were a kid on April 26, 1963, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1963

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 April 26, 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 April 26, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet Deceased
Born on April 26, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor
Born on April 26, 1958
He turned 5 on this day in 1963.

Kevin James

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian
Born on April 26, 1965
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States
Born on April 26, 1970
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

T-Boz

T-Boz

Singer
Born on April 26, 1970
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison

American musician Deceased
Born on April 26, 1975
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Actor
Born on April 26, 1980
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Scotty T

Scotty T

Media personality
Born on April 26, 1988
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on April 26, 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 April 26, 1963 was most likely conceived around August 3, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26, 1963 is close to January 17, 1964.

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Stats for April 26, 1963

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 26, 1963:

  • 22,269 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,181 weeks have passed.
  • 1,924,041,600 seconds have passed since April 26, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,244,715,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 992,805,465,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 320,673,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 165,467,578 steps. That's roughly 73,541 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,088,499 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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