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December 26, 1963

December 26, 1963, was a Thursday. It was 60 years, 5 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on December 26, 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".
Birthdays

Born on December 26, 1963

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 26, 1963, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on December 26, 1963

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Dominique - The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
  • Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
  • You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles
  • There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
  • Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch
Play the top songs 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.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

Facts

This date was 22,096 days ago. Approximately 737 months have passed. It was the 360th day of 1963, in week 52. The decade was the swinging sixties. The start of 1964 was just 5 days away. People born on this day are currently 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 246 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 26, 1963

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Thursday, December 26, 1963. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1963 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song "Dominique" by The Singing Nun is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is at the top of the box office. Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 Jack Benny Program", "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason", and "Hazel". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "The Dick Tracy Show", and "The Patty Duke Show". Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, Crater Critters, Ken (doll), and the Easy-Bake Oven.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 26, 1963.

  • Christmas Day 1963 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 1963 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 1963 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • 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 named Lee Harvey Oswald as he was traveling 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 26, 1963.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 26, 1963.

  • November 29, 1963: The Beatles release their song "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
  • December 8, 1963: 81 people die when a lightning strike causes Pan Am Flight 214 to crash near Elkton, Maryland.
  • December 25, 1963: Disney releases the animated film "The Sword in the Stone".
  • This date: December 26, 1963
  • December 29, 1963: NFL: The Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants by 14-10 to win the 1963 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 4, 1964: The Boston Strangler murders his last known victim.
  • January 18, 1964: Plans to build the World Trade Center are announced.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26, 1963, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26, 1963 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1963

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

TV shows from December 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

Kids TV shows on December 26, 1963

If you were a kid on December 26, 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

Popular toys and games 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 December 26, 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 December 26, 1969, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 26.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader Deceased
Born on December 26, 1893
He turned 70 on this day in 1963.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

American record producer Deceased
Born on December 26, 1939
He turned 24 on this day in 1963.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix
Born on December 26, 1992
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Swavy

Swavy

TikTok personality Deceased
Born on December 26, 2002
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 26:

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 26, 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 December 26, 1963 was most likely conceived around April 4, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26, 1963 is close to September 17, 1964.

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Stats for December 26, 1963

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 26, 1963:

  • 22,096 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,156 weeks have passed.
  • 1,909,090,800 seconds have passed since December 26, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,227,272,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 985,090,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 318,181,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 164,181,809 steps. That's roughly 72,970 miles.
  • 22,909,090 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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