What Happened in July 1963

Historical Events

  • 1st Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1st ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 2nd Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • 3rd In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
  • 5th 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 6th South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 7th Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 8th Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
  • 8th US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
  • 9th 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 9th All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • 9th Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • 11th South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
  • 13th Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
  • 13th Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • 13th 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 14th Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
  • 14th 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 15th KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 15th Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding
  • 16th Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)
  • 17th Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 18th Failed military coup in Syria
  • 18th The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
  • 19th NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
  • 19th Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
  • 20th 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC

Sport awardGolf Major

20th 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 20th Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • 20th Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand

Sport awardGolf Major

21st 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas

  • 22nd The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 22nd Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • 24th 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 24th Dutch government of Marijnen forms
  • 25th Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • 25th US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
  • 26th Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • 26th US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • 26th The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • 27th Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 27th General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
  • 28th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

  • 31st Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
  • 31st Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRs (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
  • 31st Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1st Roddy Bottum, rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd Mark Kermode, British film critic
  • 3rd Don August, baseball player
  • 3rd Tracey Emin, Croydon England, English artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

4th Henri Leconte, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France

Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 4th Jose Oquendo, baseball player
  • 5th Edie Falco, American actress
  • 5th Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
  • 6th Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)
  • 7th Lance Johnson, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 7th Naved Anjum, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90)
  • 7th Perry Richardson, SC, bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
  • 7th Vonda Shepard, American singer
  • 8th Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 8th Mike Ridley, Winnipeg, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 8th Pablo Magallon, jockey
  • 9th Pamela Annette Sanders, playmate (November, 1985), born in Miami, Florida
  • 11th Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • 11th Lisa Rinna, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 12th Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 12th Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
  • 13th Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 13th Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 13th Bobby Rock, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
  • 14th Bel Le Harper, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 14th Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • 15th Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
  • 15th Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 15th Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

16th Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 16th Phoebe Cates, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 16th Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
  • 17th Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 17th Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 17th Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  • 17th John Ventimiglia, American actor
  • 18th Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 18th Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • 18th Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  • 19th Mark Carreon, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 19th Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
  • 19th Sandor Wladar, Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 19th Garth Nix, Australian author
  • 20th Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 20th Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
  • 20th Frank Whaley, American actor
  • 21st Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • 21st Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • 22nd Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 22nd Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • 22nd Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 22nd Rob Estes, American actor
  • 22nd Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • 23rd Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 24th Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • 24th Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 24th Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 25th Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
  • 25th Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • 26th Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
  • 26th Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
  • 27th Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 28th Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
  • 29th Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • 29th Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • 29th Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 29th Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 29th Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
  • 29th Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 29th Graham Poll, English football referee
  • 29th Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • 30th Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 30th Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 30th Lisa Kudrow, Encino California, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
  • 30th Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
  • 31st Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 31st Norman Cook, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

12th NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
  • 2nd Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, dies at 71
  • 4th Fritz Reuter, composer, dies at 66
  • 4th Grant Richards, actor (Doug-Doorway to Danger), dies at 48
  • 4th Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
  • 5th Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
  • 9th Frank Mayo, actor (Santa Fe Trail), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 10th John Sutton, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 10th Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 18th A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 25th Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
  • 29th Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 29th Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48