August 1st, 1963, fell on a Thursday. It was day 213 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.
57 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since August 1st, 1963.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1963:
United States: So Much In Love - Tymes
United Kingdom: The Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
Take Me Back!
The date is August 1st, 1963 and it's a Thursday. 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 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 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 Danny Thomas Show", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Twilight Zone" and "Route 66".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "My Three Sons", "The Flintstones" and "The Bugs Bunny Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (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 August 1st, 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.
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 and information about this date:
57 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since August 1st, 1963.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1963.
Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 1st, 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 August 1st, 1963:
July 12th, 1963: Moors murders: 16-year-old Pauline Reade is murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
This date: August 1st, 1963
August 7th, 1963: The teen movie "Beach Party", starring Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, is released in movie theaters.
August 28th, 1963: Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 1963, will have the star sign Leo.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1963 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.
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.
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.
1963 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1963.
Davey and Goliath
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
1963 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1963:
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of August:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1963?
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 1st, 1963 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1963 is the 10th of May, 1964. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 1963.
21,082 days have passed since this date.
1,821,484,800 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1963.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,125,065,600 times.
Since August 1st, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 939,886,156,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,580,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,647,693 steps. That's about 69,621 miles!
Since this date, 21,857,818 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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