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October 31st, 1963

October 31st, 1963, fell on a Thursday. It was day 304 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since October 31st, 1963.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 31st, 1963:

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

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Rob Schneider: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1963:

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

Take Me Back!

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

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV. In America, the song Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry & Pacemakers 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 "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "Bonanza" and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Rifleman", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "The Patty Duke Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Astrobase", "Mouse Trap" and "Easy-Bake Oven".


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 October 31st, 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:

  • 56 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since October 31st, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 1963, will be 56 years of age.
  • People born in 1963 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 31st, 1963:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31st, 1963, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31st, 1963 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

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.

"The Patty Duke Show" - "The Mighty Hercules" - "Davey and Goliath" - "Mister Ed" - "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:

  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • 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 31st of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October:

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 31st, 1963 was probably conceived around the 21st of January, 1963. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 1963 is the 9th of August, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 1963.

  • 20,819 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,798,761,600 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,098,555,200 times.
  • Since October 31st, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 928,160,985,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 299,793,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,693,498 steps. That's about 68,753 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,585,139 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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