August 17th, 1963

August 17th, 1963, fell on a Saturday. It was day 229 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 17th, 1963.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1963:

  • United States: Fingertips - Little Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: Sweets For My Sweet - Searchers

Take Me Back!

The date is August 17th, 1963 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Fingertips by Little Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sweets For My Sweet by Searchers 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", "77 Sunset Strip", "Danger Man" and "Route 66". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Tammy (doll)" 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 17th, 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 57 years, 8 months and 5 days have passed since August 17th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 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 17th, 1963:

  • August 7th, 1963: The teen movie "Beach Party", starring Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: August 17th, 1963
  • August 28th, 1963: Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • September 14th, 1963: Soccer: George Best makes his first team debut for Manchester United.
  • September 15th, 1963: Four children are killed after the KKK plants dynamite sticks at an African-American baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 1963, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 1963 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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
  • 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

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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 17th, 1963?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 August 17th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 1963 is the 26th of May, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 1963.

  • 21,068 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,820,275,200 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,123,654,400 times.
  • Since August 17th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 939,262,003,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,379,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,543,667 steps. That's about 69,575 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,843,302 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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