May 16th, 1963

May 16th, 1963, fell on a Thursday. It was day 136 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 8 months and 0 days have passed since May 16th, 1963.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1963:

  • United States: If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
  • United Kingdom: From Me To You - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is May 16th, 1963 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1963 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, From Me To You by The Beatles 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 "Gunsmoke", "77 Sunset Strip", "Rawhide" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Ed" and "Davey and Goliath".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Chatter Telephone" 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 May 16th, 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.

  • Tom Jones

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 57 years, 8 months and 0 days have passed since May 16th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 16th, 1963, will be 57 years of age.
  • People born in 1963 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 16th, 1963:

  • May 22nd, 1963: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • May 25th, 1963: FA Cup Final 1963: Manchester United defeat Leicester City 3-1.
  • June 3rd, 1963: Pope John XXIII dies from stomach cancer..
  • June 12th, 1963: American civil rights activist Medgar Evers is shot dead outside of his house in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • June 12th, 1963: The movie "Cleopatra" is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 16th, 1963, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 16th, 1963 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

1963 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1963.

  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Dennis the Menace
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Rifleman
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

1963 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1963:

  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 16th, 1963?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1963?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 16th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16th, 1963 is the 23rd of February, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 16th, 1963.

  • 21,065 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,820,019,600 seconds have passed since the May 16th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,123,356,200 times.
  • Since May 16th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 939,130,113,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,336,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,521,686 steps. That's about 69,565 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,840,235 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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