Born in 1963? So Were Brad Pitt And Beatlemania!

What Happened The Year You Were Born - 1963

If you were born in 1963, you were born in the same year as the lava lamp, Comcast, e-cigarettes, zip codes, touch-tone phones, pull tab soda cans, and more. The Cold War and Civil Rights Movement continue, big hairdos become fashionable, and Beatlemania creeps into the U.S. Sadly, 1963 was the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Interesting Statistics from 1963

  • U.S. population: 189.24 million
  • Worldwide population: 4.38 billion
  • Life expectancy: 69.9 years
  • Price of gas: 29 cents per gallon
  • Price of a new house: $12,650
  • Average wage: $5,807

Top News in 1963

If You Were Born in 1963, Your Parents Witnessed These Historic Events

1963 Pop Culture


  • 1963 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Yankees 4-0.
  • 1963 NFL Championship: Chicago Bears defeat New York Giants 14–10.
  • 1963 NBA Championship: Boston Celtics defeat Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.
  • 1963 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-1.


  • Top-grossing movies in 1963: “Cleopatra,” “How the West Was Won,” “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”
  • Top singles in 1963: “Sugar Shack,” Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “The End of the World,”
  • Top books in 1963: “The Shoes of the Fisherman,” “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy,” “The Making of the English Working Class,” “Where the Wild Things Are”

Who Else Was Born in 1963?

  • Michael Jordan
  • Johnny Depp
  • Brad Pitt
  • Whitney Houston
  • John Stamos
  • Kevin Chamberlin
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Conan O’Brien

Who Died in 1963?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Robert Frost