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June 11, 1963

June 11, 1963, was a Tuesday. It was 61 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 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.
  • The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức in Vietnam is broadcast on television.
Song charts

Top songs

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

  • United States: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto
  • United Kingdom: "From Me To You" by The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11, 1963

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

  • It's My Party - Lesley Gore
  • Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
  • Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) - The Crystals
  • I Love You Because - Al Martino
  • You Can't Sit Down - The Dovells
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.
55 Days at Peking

Top movie at the box office

The movie "55 Days at Peking" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 22,288 days ago. Approximately 743 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 1963, in week 24. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on June 11, 1963, are now 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 248 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 11, 1963

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is June 11, 1963, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1963 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto 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 55 Days at Peking 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 "Wagon Train", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Route 66". 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 John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, and Sam Cooke would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "Noggin the Nog", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", and "Mister Ed". Children are playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), and Chatter Telephone.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 1963.

  • A Buddhist monk burns himself to death.

    A Buddhist monk burns himself to death

    On June 11th, 1963, the world was shocked by television footage of the self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức in Vietnam. Quảng Đức set himself on fire in order to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government.
  • Alabama Governor George Wallace blocks the Foster Auditorium.

    Alabama Governor George Wallace blocks the Foster Auditorium

    On June 11th, 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. At the time, Wallace was a staunch segregationist who wanted to "symbolically" block the entry of two African American students into the auditorium.
  • 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 June 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.
  • This date: June 11, 1963
  • June 12, 1963:
    • American civil rights activist Medgar Evers is shot dead outside of his house in Jackson, Mississippi.
    • The movie "Cleopatra" is released.
  • June 17, 1963: The United States Supreme Court rules that reciting Bible verses in public schools should not be mandatory.
  • June 21, 1963: Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) becomes the new pope.
  • June 30, 1963: 7 police officers and military personnel are killed by a car bomb in the Sicilian city of Palermo.
  • July 1, 1963:
    • ZIP codes are introduced in the United States.
    • Philby Defects: The British government officially admits that former intelligence officer Kim Philby had worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 1963, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 1963 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 1963

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

TV shows from June 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 Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

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 June 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

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

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

Were you born on June 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 June 11, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 20 on this day in 1963.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Actor
Born on June 11, 1959
He turned 4 on this day in 1963.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Actor
Born on June 11, 1969
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Actor
Born on June 11, 1978
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Actor
Born on June 11, 1986
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 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 June 11, 1963 was most likely conceived around September 18, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 1963 is close to March 3, 1964.

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Stats for June 11, 1963

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 1963:

  • 22,288 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,184 weeks have passed.
  • 1,925,683,200 seconds have passed since June 11, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,246,630,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 993,652,531,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 320,947,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 165,608,755 steps. That's roughly 73,604 miles.
  • 23,108,198 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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