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May 11, 1963

May 11, 1963, was a Saturday. It was the 131st day of 1963. The decade was the swinging sixties.

60 years, 9 months, and 21 days have passed since May 11, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 11, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 11, 1963:

  • United States: "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March
  • United Kingdom: "From Me To You" by The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 11, 1963

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

  • I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
  • Puff (The Magic Dragon) - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
  • Pipeline - Chantay's
  • Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
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.
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 this day.

Facts

This date occurred 22,210 days ago. Approximately 740 months have passed. It was the 131st day of 1963, in week 19. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on May 11, 1963, are now 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 247 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 11, 1963

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 11, 1963, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1963 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March is at the top of the singles charts, while "From Me To You" by The Beatles 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "Gunsmoke". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Noggin the Nog", "The Flintstones", and "Mister Ed".

Children are playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Tonka trucks, Etch A Sketch, and Mouse Trap.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 11, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 11, 1963.

  • 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: May 11, 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.
  • June 3, 1963: Pope John XXIII dies from stomach cancer.
  • June 5, 1963: UK politics: John Profumo resigns from government after admitting that he lied about his relationship with an escort.
  • June 7, 1963: The Rolling Stones release their debut single "Come On".
  • June 8, 1963: UK politics: Profumo affair: Dr Stephen Ward is charged for his alleged 'immoral earnings' as a pimp.
  • June 10, 1963: The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is signed into law, making it illegal for employers to pay different wages based on sex.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 11, 1963 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 11, 1963

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 11, 1963:

TV shows from May 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
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1963

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

Top Cat
Top Cat
Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath
Mister Ed
Mister Ed

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
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
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 May 11, 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 May 11, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 11.

Pam Ferris

Pam Ferris

Actress
Born on May 11, 1948
She turned 15 on this day in 1963.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Actor Deceased
Born on May 11, 1982
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta

Spanish soccer player
Born on May 11, 1984
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Abou Diaby

Abou Diaby

Former soccer player
Born on May 11, 1986
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna

Model
Born on May 11, 1988
She was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois

Belgian soccer player
Born on May 11, 1992
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Coi Leray

Coi Leray

Rapper
Born on May 11, 1997
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 11, 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 May 11, 1963 was most likely conceived around August 18, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 11, 1963 is close to February 1, 1964.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 11, 1963:

  • 22,210 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,172 weeks have passed.
  • 1,918,947,600 seconds have passed since May 11, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,238,772,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 990,176,961,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 319,824,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 165,029,494 steps. That's roughly 73,346 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,027,371 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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