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December 18th, 1963.

December 18th, 1963, was a Wednesday. It was day 352 of 1963. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

58 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since December 18th, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 18th, 1963.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 18th, 1963.

  • United States: Dominique - The Singing Nun
  • United Kingdom: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 18th, 1963.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Dominique - The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
  • Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
  • Everybody - Tommy Roe
  • I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale & Grace
  • You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles
Play the top hits 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.
Under the Yum Yum Tree

Top movie.

The movie "Under the Yum Yum Tree" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to December 18th, 1963!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 18th, 1963, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1963 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Dominique by The Singing Nun is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Under the Yum Yum Tree is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Sir Alec Douglas-Home 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 Herbert Hoover and Sam Cooke would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "Route 66". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Gumby Show", "Dennis the Menace" and "The Patty Duke Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Playpal dolls, Etch A Sketch and Chatter Telephone.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 18th, 1963.

  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated.

    John F. Kennedy is assassinated.

    On November 22nd, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman called Lee Harvey Oswald as he was travelling by motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president later that day. Kennedy's funeral took place three days later, on November 25th, 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 58 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since December 18th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 18th, 1963 will be 58 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to December 18th, 1963.

  • November 18th, 1963: Bell Telephone offers the first ever push-button phone to customers in Pennsylvania.
  • November 22nd, 1963: The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles".
  • November 22nd, 1963: US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • November 22nd, 1963: Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States.
  • November 23rd, 1963: Moors murders: 12-year-old John Kilbride is murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
  • November 23rd, 1963: The first episode of Doctor Who is aired.
  • November 24th, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
  • November 25th, 1963: The funeral of President John F. Kennedy takes place.
  • November 29th, 1963: The Beatles release their song "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
  • December 8th, 1963: 81 people die when a lightning strike causes Pan Am Flight 214 to crash near Elkton, Maryland.
  • This date: December 18th, 1963
  • December 25th, 1963: Disney releases the animated film "The Sword in the Stone".
  • December 26th, 1963: "Beatlemania" officially begins in the United States when The Beatles release their songs "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
  • December 29th, 1963: NFL: The Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants by 14-10 to win the 1963 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 4th, 1964: The Boston Strangler murders his last known victim.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 18th, 1963, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: December 18th, 1963 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 18th, 1963.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 1963.

TV shows from December, 1963.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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

Kids' TV shows on December 18th, 1963.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1963.

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

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.

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

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

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 you should check out December 18th, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 18th.

Franz Ferdinand

Archduke of Austria. Deceased
Born on December 18th, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Joseph Stalin

Soviet Leader. Deceased
Born on December 18th, 1878
He was not alive on this date.

Keith Richards

Musician.
Born on December 18th, 1943
He turned 20 on this day in 1963.

Steven Spielberg

Film director.
Born on December 18th, 1946
He turned 17 on this day in 1963.

Ray Liotta

Actor. Deceased
Born on December 18th, 1954
He turned 9 on this day in 1963.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Wrestler.
Born on December 18th, 1964
He was born exactly one year after this date.

DMX

Rapper. Deceased
Born on December 18th, 1970
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Trish Stratus

Fitness model / wrestler.
Born on December 18th, 1975
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Sia

Singer.
Born on December 18th, 1975
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Christina Aguilera

Singer.
Born on December 18th, 1980
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Billie Eilish

Singer.
Born on December 18th, 2001
She was born exactly 38 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 18th, 1963.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 18th, 1963.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 18th, 1963 was most likely conceived around March 27th, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 18th, 1963 is close to September 9th, 1964.

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Stats for December 18th, 1963

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 18th, 1963.

  • A total of 21,427 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,061 weeks have passed.
  • 1,851,289,200 seconds have passed since the December 18th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,159,837,400 times.
  • Since December 18th, 1963, the Earth has travelled approximately 955,265,227,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,548,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,210,871 steps. That's about 70,760 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,215,470 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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