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August 28th, 1963.

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

57 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since August 28th, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 28th, 1963?

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

Music charts.

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 - The Angels
  • United Kingdom: Bad To Me - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakota's
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Take me back to August 28th, 1963!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 28th, 1963 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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 The Angels is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bad To Me by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakota's 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "Danger Man".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Flintstones", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Mister Ed". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Troll doll, Astrobase, Etch A Sketch and Ken (doll).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 28th, 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.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace 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.

  • 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 exist at this time, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 57 years, 9 months and 15 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.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 28th, 1963.

  • August 7th, 1963: The teen movie "Beach Party", starring Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: August 28th, 1963
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 1963 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 28th, 1963.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were 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

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 check out August 28th, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 28th of August.

  • August 28th, 1965: Shania Twain (Singer) was born exactly 2 years after this date.
  • August 28th, 1969: Jack Black (Actor) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • August 28th, 1986: Florence Welch (Singer) was born exactly 23 years after this date.
  • August 28th, 1989: César Azpilicueta (Soccer player) was born exactly 26 years after this date.
  • August 28th, 1991: Kyle Massey (Actor) was born exactly 28 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1963.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 1963 was most likely conceived around the 18th of November, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 1963 is close to the 6th of June, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 21,108 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,015 weeks have passed.
  • 1,823,731,200 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,127,686,400 times.
  • Since August 28th, 1963, the earth has travelled approximately 941,045,299,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,955,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,840,883 steps. That's about 69,707 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,884,774 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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