December 26th, 1963

December 26th, 1963, fell on a Thursday. It was day 360 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 1963.


On This Date

Events that occurred on 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".

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Lars Ulrich: Drummer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 1963:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 26th, 1963 and it's a Thursday. 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 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. 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", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Route 66". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "Leave It to Beaver" and "Mister Ed". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Troll doll", "Rock-a-Stack", "Tammy (doll)" and "Big Loo".


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 December 26th, 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.

  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    On Friday, the 22nd of November, 1963, U.S. 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 the 25th of November, 1963.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 56 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 26th, 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 December 26th, 1963:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 1963, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26th, 1963 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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 26th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of December:

  • Boxing Day
  • St. Stephen's Day
  • Day of Goodwill (South Africa)
  • Second Christmas Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 26th, 1963.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 26th, 1963 was probably conceived around the 18th of March, 1963. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26th, 1963 is the 4th of October, 1964. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 26th, 1963.

  • 20,725 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,790,636,400 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,089,075,800 times.
  • Since December 26th, 1963, earth has travelled approximately 923,968,382,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 298,439,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 153,994,730 steps. That's about 68,442 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,487,637 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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