What Happened in 1963

Significant Events

  • Jun 5 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
  • Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 11 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
  • Jul 22 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • Aug 28 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 30 Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington, D.C.) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed
  • Sep 16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak
  • Nov 22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
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