December 26th, 1963, was a Thursday. It was day 360 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.
58 years, 4 months and 27 days have passed since December 26th, 1963.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
What happened on December 26th, 1963?
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 1963.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was at the top of the box office on December 26th, 1963.
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 December 26th, 1963.
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.
The best NBA players in 1963 were Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain.
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.
The movie "Tom Jones" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963.
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1963's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 1963.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
Adventure crime drama.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
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
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1963.
The Patty Duke Show
The Mighty Hercules
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 26th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of December.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 26th, 1963.
Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 26th, 1963.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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