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July 30th, 1963.

July 30th, 1963, was a Tuesday. It was day 211 of 1963. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

58 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since July 30th, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on July 30th, 1963.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On July 30th, 1963, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: So Much In Love - The Tymes
  • United Kingdom: The Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley

The record charts on July 30th, 1963.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Surf City - Jan & Dean
  • So Much In Love - The Tymes
  • Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
  • Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
  • Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Play the top hits 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.
Cleopatra

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Cleopatra".

Take me back to July 30th, 1963!

Let's go back in time!

The date is July 30th, 1963, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song So Much In Love by The Tymes is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Devil In Disguise by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Cleopatra is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "Wagon Train". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Flintstones" and "Davey and Goliath".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, the Frisbee, Crater Critters and Tonka trucks.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 30th, 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.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    During this time, 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 of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 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.

    During the first half of the 1960s, 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.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 58 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since July 30th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on July 30th, 1963 will be 58 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to July 30th, 1963.

  • June 30th, 1963: 7 police officers and military personnel are killed by a car bomb in the Sicilian city of Palermo.
  • July 1st, 1963: ZIP codes are introduced in the United States.
  • July 1st, 1963: Philby Defects: The British government officially admits that former intelligence officer Kim Philby had worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union.
  • July 12th, 1963: Moors murders: 16-year-old Pauline Reade is murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
  • July 26th, 1963: 1,100 people are killed after a 6.1 moment magnitude earthquake strikes Skopje in Yugoslavia.
  • This date: July 30th, 1963
  • August 7th, 1963: The teen movie "Beach Party", starring Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, is released in movie theaters.
  • August 8th, 1963: £2.6 million is stolen during a train robbery in Ledburn, England.
  • August 15th, 1963: Convicted murderer Henry John Burnett becomes the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • August 27th, 1963: 18 miners are killed following an explosion at the Cane Creek potash mine near Moab, Utah.
  • August 28th, 1963: Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 30th, 1963, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 30th, 1963 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 30th, 1963.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in July, 1963.

TV shows from July, 1963.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

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

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on July 30th, 1963.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1963.

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.

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 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 you should check out July 30th, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 30th.

Henry Ford

American industrialist. Deceased
Born on July 30th, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor / Politician.
Born on July 30th, 1947
He turned 16 on this day in 1963.

Terry Crews

American actor.
Born on July 30th, 1968
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Tom Green

Comedian and actor.
Born on July 30th, 1971
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Hilary Swank

Actress.
Born on July 30th, 1974
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on July 30th, 1963.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 30th, 1963.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 30th, 1963 was most likely conceived around November 6th, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 30th, 1963 is close to April 21st, 1964.

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Stats for July 30th, 1963

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 30th, 1963.

  • A total of 21,522 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,074 weeks have passed.
  • 1,859,500,800 seconds have passed since the July 30th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,169,417,600 times.
  • Since July 30th, 1963, the Earth has travelled approximately 959,502,412,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,916,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,917,069 steps. That's about 71,074 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,314,010 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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