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June 3rd, 1963.

June 3rd, 1963, was a Monday. It was day 154 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years and 9 days have passed since June 3rd, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 3rd, 1963?

  • Pope John XXIII dies from stomach cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 1963.

  • United States: It's My Party - Lesley Gore
  • United Kingdom: From Me To You - The Beatles
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Take me back to June 3rd, 1963!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 3rd, 1963 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song It's My Party by Lesley Gore 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "Perry Mason", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Rifleman", "My Three Sons" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters, Astrobase, Chatter Telephone and Tammy (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 June 3rd, 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.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace 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.

  • 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 exist at this time, 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 and 9 days have passed since June 3rd, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 3rd, 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 June 3rd, 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.
  • This date: June 3rd, 1963
  • June 5th, 1963: UK politics: John Profumo resigns from government after admitting that he lied about his relationship with an escort.
  • June 8th, 1963: UK politics: Profumo affair: Dr Stephen Ward is charged for his alleged 'immoral earnings' as a pimp.
  • June 11th, 1963: Stand in the Schoolhouse Door: Alabama Governor and segregationist George Wallace blocks the entry of two African American students at the Foster Auditorium in the University of Alabama.
  • June 11th, 1963: The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức in Vietnam is broadcast on television.
  • 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.
  • June 21st, 1963: Pope Paul VI becomes the new pope.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 3rd, 1963, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 3rd, 1963 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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.

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

Kid's TV shows on June 3rd, 1963.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were 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

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 June 3rd, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of June.

  • June 3rd, 1951: Jill Biden (First Lady of the United States) turned 12 on this day in 1963.
  • June 3rd, 1967: Anderson Cooper (Journalist) was born exactly 4 years after this date.
  • June 3rd, 1986: Rafael Nadal (Tennis player) was born exactly 23 years after this date.
  • June 3rd, 1987: Michelle Keegan (Actress) was born exactly 24 years after this date.
  • June 3rd, 1992: Mario Gotze (German soccer player) was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of June.

  • June Bank Holiday (Ireland)

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 3rd, 1963.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 1963.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 3rd, 1963 was most likely conceived around the 24th of August, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 3rd, 1963 is close to the 12th of March, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 3rd, 1963.

  • A total of 21,194 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,027 weeks have passed.
  • 1,831,161,600 seconds have passed since the June 3rd, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,136,355,200 times.
  • Since June 3rd, 1963, the earth has travelled approximately 944,879,385,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,193,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,479,898 steps. That's about 69,991 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,973,939 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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