What Happened in July 1963

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 2 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • Jul 3 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
  • Jul 5 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

  • Jul 22 The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Famous Deaths

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