August 28th, 1963

August 28th, 1963, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 240 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 0 months and 22 days have passed since August 28th, 1963.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 28th, 1963:

  • Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1963:

  • United States: My Boyfriend's Back - Angels
  • United Kingdom: Bad To Me - Billy J. Kramer & Dakota's

Take Me Back!

The date is August 28th, 1963 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1963 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song My Boyfriend's Back by Angels is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Bad To Me by Billy J. Kramer & Dakota's is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States. 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", "Perry Mason", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "My Three Sons", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" and "Davey and Goliath". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Rock-a-Stack", "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 28th, 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, 0 months and 22 days have passed since August 28th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 28th, 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 28th, 1963:

  • 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 28th, 1963, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 1963 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 28th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on August 28th, 1963.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 18th of November, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 1963 is the 6th of June, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 28th, 1963.

  • 20,842 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,800,748,800 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,100,873,600 times.
  • Since August 28th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 929,186,380,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,124,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,864,397 steps. That's about 68,829 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,608,986 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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