Thursday January 17, 1963: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 1/17/1963, UK date format: 17/1/1963

January 17th, 1963 was the 17th day of the year 1963 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Thursday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Denis Payre and Antonio Graziano.

The number one song in US was Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence. The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was #1 song in the UK.

The Quick and the Dead, directed by Robert Totten, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1963

On TV people were watching Merry-Go-Round.

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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January 17, 1963 Events

What happened on January 17, 1963?

Historical Events

  • Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km.
  • Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 67 points versus Los Angeles Lakers.

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What happened on January 17 in history? Find out the list of January 17th major events

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January 17, 1963 Famous Birthdays

Other January 17th famous birthdays

  • Michelle Obama

    Barack Obama, a noted American lawyer and spouse to the Democratic Party nominee for President 2008, is a well-known American lawyer.

  • Jim Carrey

    Canadian-born comedian and actor.

  • Françoise Hardy

    French actress and chanson singer, most prominently in German films.

  • American light-heavyweight gold champion, and the only man to have won the heavyweight title of the world three times.

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How old am I?

If January 17, 1963 is your birthday you are 60 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on January 17.

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January 17, 1963 Famous Deaths

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January 17, 1963 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius

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Chinese Zodiac

Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rabbit

Element: Water

Rabbit personality

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January 17, 1963 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was January 17, 1963?

The day of the week was Thursday.

January 17th marks the 16th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1963.

There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


January 17, 1963 Holidays and Observances

What is special on January 17, 1963?


  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Music charts

What was the number one song on January 17, 1963? Which were the top hits on January 17, 1963?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Go Away Little Girl
  2. - Telstar
  3. - Hotel Happiness
  4. - Tell Him
  5. - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy
  2. - Dance On!
  3. - Return To Sender
  4. - Like I Do
  5. - Lovesick Blues

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Two Lovers
  2. - You Are My Sunshine
  3. - Hotel Happiness
  4. - Release Me
  5. - Telstar

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The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Robert Totten

Starring: Victor French, Majel Barrett, Louis Massad, Sandy Donigan



Release year: 1963

Directed by: Ugo Gregoretti

Starring: Renato Salvatori, Ugo Gregoretti, Rosemary Dexter, Calisto Calisti

Country: Italy

The Raven

The Raven

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Country: United States of America

Le Petit Soldat

Le Petit Soldat

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais



Release year: 1963

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Michèle Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef, Juliette Mayniel

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 1963

Directed by: Rupert Julian

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Carlo Carlei

Geboren unter schwarzen Himmeln

Geboren unter schwarzen Himmeln

Release year: 1962

City Beneath the Sea

City Beneath the Sea

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Bud Boetticher

Make a Wish

Make a Wish

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Magazine Covers

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Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on January 17th, 1963 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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January 17, 1963 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for January 17, 1963 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on January 17, 1963

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