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September 15th, 1963.

September 15th, 1963, was a Sunday. It was day 258 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years and 4 days have passed since September 15th, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 15th, 1963?

  • Four children are killed after the KKK plants dynamite sticks at an African-American baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1963.

  • United States: My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
  • United Kingdom: She Loves You - The Beatles
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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 15th, 1963.

Take me back to September 15th, 1963!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 15th, 1963 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, She Loves You by The Beatles is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cleopatra is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister.

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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Dennis the Menace" and "My Three Sons". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters, Chatter Telephone, Tammy (doll) and Mouse Trap.

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 September 15th, 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.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    During this time, 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 of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 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.

    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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 58 years and 4 days have passed since September 15th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 15th, 1963, will be 58 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 15th, 1963.

  • August 27th, 1963: 18 miners are killed following an explosion at the Cane Creek potash mine near Moab, Utah.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 15th, 1963
  • October 6th, 1963: Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees by 4-0 to win the 1963 World Series.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 15th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 15th, 1963 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on September 15th, 1963.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1963.

  • The Mighty Hercules
  • 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 September 15th, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 15th.

Marco Polo

Merchant traveller. Deceased
Born on September 15th, 1254
He was not alive on this date.

Tom Hardy

Actor.
Born on September 15th, 1977
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Prince Harry

English prince.
Born on September 15th, 1984
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on September 15th, 1963.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1963.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 15th, 1963 was most likely conceived around the 6th of December, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 15th, 1963 is close to the 24th of June, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 15th, 1963.

  • A total of 21,189 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,027 weeks have passed.
  • 1,830,729,600 seconds have passed since the September 15th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,135,851,200 times.
  • Since September 15th, 1963, the earth has travelled approximately 944,656,473,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,121,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,442,746 steps. That's about 69,975 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,968,755 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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