July 4th, 1963

July 4th, 1963, fell on a Thursday. It was day 185 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 4 months and 23 days have passed since July 4th, 1963.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 1963:

  • United States: Easier Said Than Done - Essex
  • United Kingdom: I Like It - Gerry & Pacemakers

Take Me Back!

The date is July 4th, 1963 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Easier Said Than Done by Essex is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Like It by Gerry & Pacemakers 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 "The Danny Thomas Show", "77 Sunset Strip", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Leave It to Beaver", "Mister Ed" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys include the likes of "Troll doll", "Etch A Sketch", "Rock-a-Stack" 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 July 4th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 57 years, 4 months and 23 days have passed since July 4th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 4th, 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 July 4th, 1963:

  • 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.
  • July 12th, 1963: Moors murders: 16-year-old Pauline Reade is murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 1963, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4th, 1963 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • 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.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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 4th of July:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July:

  • Independence Day (USA)

US President

Who was the US President on July 4th, 1963?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 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 July 4th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 24th of September, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4th, 1963 is the 12th of April, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 1963.

  • 20,966 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,811,466,000 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,113,377,000 times.
  • Since July 4th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 934,716,456,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 301,911,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 155,786,076 steps. That's about 69,238 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,737,592 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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