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October 31, 1963 Halloween

October 31, 1963, was a Thursday. It was 60 years, 7 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on October 31, 1963:

  • 74 people are killed by a gas explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum in Indianapolis, USA.
Birthdays

Born on October 31, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 31, 1963, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
  • United Kingdom: "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Gerry & The Pacemakers

The music charts on October 31, 1963

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs
  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
  • Busted - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
  • Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
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

The top movie on this day was "Cleopatra".

Facts

Halloween 1963 occurred 22,143 days ago. Approximately 738 months have passed. It was the 304th day of 1963, in week 44. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on October 31, 1963, are now 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 246 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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Take me back to October 31, 1963

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

The date is October 31, 1963, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and adults are watching horror movies. In America, the song "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs is at the top of the singles charts, while "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Gerry & The Pacemakers 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. Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Rawhide", "Bonanza", "Danger Man", and "Route 66".

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.

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Captain Pugwash", "The Rifleman", and "The Bugs Bunny Show". Children are playing with toys such as the Hula Hoop, Playpal dolls, Troll doll, and Ken (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 31, 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 October 31, 1963.

  • October 6, 1963: Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees by 4-0 to win the 1963 World Series.
  • October 13, 1963: Golf: The United States wins the 1963 Ryder Cup at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • This date: October 31, 1963
  • November 2, 1963: South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated.
  • November 18, 1963: Bell Telephone offers the first ever push-button phone to customers in Pennsylvania.
  • November 22, 1963:
    • The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles".
    • US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
    • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States.
  • November 23, 1963:
    • Moors murders: 12-year-old John Kilbride is murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
    • The first episode of Doctor Who is aired.
  • November 24, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
  • November 25, 1963: The funeral of President John F. Kennedy takes place.
  • November 29, 1963: The Beatles release their song "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31, 1963, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31, 1963 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1963

In October 1963, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 1963.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
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

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 October 1963

If you were a kid on October 31, 1963, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show
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
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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Big Loo
Big Loo
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

Were you born on October 31, 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 October 31, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 31.

John Candy

John Candy

Actor Deceased
Born on October 31, 1950
He turned 13 on this day in 1963.

Larry Mullen Jr

Larry Mullen Jr

U2
Born on October 31, 1961
He turned 2 on this day in 1963.

Ad-Rock

Ad-Rock

Beastie Boys
Born on October 31, 1966
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Rapper
Born on October 31, 1967
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala

Argentine soccer player Deceased
Born on October 31, 1990
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Letitia Wright

Letitia Wright

Actress
Born on October 31, 1993
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Soccer player
Born on October 31, 1997
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith

Singer
Born on October 31, 2000
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 31:

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on October 31, 1963.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Sir Alec Douglas-Home 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 October 31, 1963 was most likely conceived around February 7, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31, 1963 is close to July 23, 1964.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 31, 1963:

  • 22,143 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,163 weeks have passed.
  • 1,913,151,600 seconds have passed since October 31, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,232,010,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 987,186,225,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 318,858,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 164,531,038 steps. That's roughly 73,125 miles.
  • 22,957,819 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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