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September 3, 1963

September 3, 1963, was a Tuesday. It was 60 years, 9 months, and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 3, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 3, 1963:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 3, 1963

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
  • Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) - Allan Sherman
  • Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
  • Candy Girl - The 4 Seasons
  • Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
Play the top singles 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 at the box office

The movie "Cleopatra" was at the top of the box office on September 3, 1963.

Facts

This date occurred 22,211 days ago. Approximately 740 months have passed. It was the 246th day of 1963, in week 36. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on September 3, 1963, are now 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 247 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to September 3, 1963

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is September 3, 1963, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

In the United States, Labor Day of 1963 has recently come and passed. To many, this means that the summer is officially over. In America, the song "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bad To Me" by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakota's is the number-one song in the UK. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie Cleopatra is at the top of the box office.

Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason", and "The Twilight Zone". 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 still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Noggin the Nog", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", and "Davey and Goliath".

Children are playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Troll doll, Rock-a-Stack, and Chatter Telephone.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 3, 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1963. It was in August 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

    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 1962 and January 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal named Albert DeSalvo.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, 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

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 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

    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

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 3, 1963.

  • August 7, 1963: The teen movie "Beach Party", starring Bob Cummings and Dorothy Malone, is released in movie theaters.
  • August 8, 1963: £2.6 million is stolen during a train robbery in Ledburn, England.
  • August 15, 1963: Convicted murderer Henry John Burnett becomes the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • August 27, 1963: 18 miners are killed following an explosion at the Cane Creek potash mine near Moab, Utah.
  • August 28, 1963: Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • This date: September 3, 1963
  • September 4, 1963: 80 people are killed after Swissair Flight 306 experiences an in-flight fire and crashes shortly after takeoff in Aargau, Switzerland.
  • September 14, 1963: Soccer: George Best makes his first team debut for Manchester United.
  • September 15, 1963: Four children are killed after the KKK plants dynamite sticks at an African-American baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 3, 1963, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 3, 1963 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in September 1963

Television shows that people were watching in September 1963:

TV shows from September 1963.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
Route 66
Route 66
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1963

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules
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
Toys

Toys in 1963

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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

Were you born on September 3, 1963?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 3, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 3.

Albert DeSalvo

Albert DeSalvo

Suspected serial killer Deceased
Born on September 3, 1931
He turned 32 on this day in 1963.

Steve Schirripa

Steve Schirripa

Actor
Born on September 3, 1957
He turned 6 on this day in 1963.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

Actor
Born on September 3, 1965
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on September 3, 1963.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 3, 1963 was most likely conceived around December 11, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 3, 1963 is close to May 26, 1964.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 3, 1963:

  • 22,211 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,173 weeks have passed.
  • 1,919,030,400 seconds have passed since September 3, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,238,868,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 990,219,686,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 319,838,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 165,036,614 steps. That's roughly 73,350 miles.
  • 23,028,365 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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