What Happened in June 1963

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17

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Jun 1 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Jun 3 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • Jun 4 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
  • Jun 4 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
  • Jun 5 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

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Jun 5 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 6 Gasunie, Dutch gas and transportation company established
  • Jun 7 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • Jun 8 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • Jun 8 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 8 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
  • Jun 9 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • Jun 9 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 9 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 9 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game

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Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 10 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
  • Jun 11 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Jun 11 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • Jun 11 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

  • Jun 13 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • Jun 14 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • Jun 14 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
  • Jun 15 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • Jun 15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • Jun 15 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)

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Jun 15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Jun 15 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • Jun 16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • Jun 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

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Jun 16 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Jun 17 British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Jun 17 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
  • Jun 18 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • Jun 19 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • Jun 19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • Jun 19 Greek government of Pipinolis forms
  • Jun 19 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
  • Jun 20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
  • Jun 20 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
  • Jun 20 US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
  • Jun 21 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  • Jun 21 13th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Devil" and "Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai" win the Golden Bear (tie)

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Jun 22 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • Jun 23 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
  • Jun 23 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • Jun 23 US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe
  • Jun 24 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • Jun 24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • Jun 24 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
  • Jun 25 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • Jun 25 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • Jun 25 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
  • Jun 25 Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested
  • Jun 26 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • Jun 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
  • Jun 26 US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" (intended to mean "I am a Berliner", but may actually mean "I am a dougnut") speech in West Berlin
  • Jun 27 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
  • Jun 27 US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
  • Jun 27 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
  • Jun 27 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • Jun 28 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru

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Jun 28 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 29 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • Jun 29 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts
  • Jun 29 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
  • Jun 30 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
  • Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 30 Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
  • Jun 30 International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • Jun 2 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
  • Jun 2 Jay B Cooper, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Jun 2 Tim Balmer, Milwaukee Wis, Canadian Tour golfer (Bermuda Open-1990)
  • Jun 3 Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women's Kemper Open)
  • Jun 3 Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • Jun 3 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jun 3 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
  • Jun 3 Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • Jun 4 Carey Nelson, Canada, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 4 Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 4 Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer (hot)
  • Jun 4 Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
  • Jun 6 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics-92, 96)
  • Jun 6 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • Jun 6 Jason Isaacs, English actor
  • Jun 7 Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
  • Jun 7 Roberto Alagna, French tenor
  • Jun 8 John Restino, Westchester NY, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Tommy Armour)
  • Jun 8 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • Jun 8 Susan Smith, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 8 Keti Garbi, Greek singer

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Jun 9 Johnny Depp, American actor (21 Jump Street, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • Jun 9 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • Jun 10 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • Jun 10 Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
  • Jun 11 Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • Jun 11 Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • Jun 11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Philippa June Baker, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 12 Tim DeKay, American actor
  • Jun 12 Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 12 Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 12 Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
  • Jun 13 Bettina Bunge, Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983)
  • Jun 13 Catarina Lindqvist, Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
  • Jun 13 Edward Sturing, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jun 13 Jeff Brehaut, Mountain View CA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Alabama-3rd)
  • Jun 13 Josef Heiss, Garmisch GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jun 13 Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jun 13 Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • Jun 14 Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jun 14 James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Jun 14 Laurel Kean, Portland ME, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th)
  • Jun 15 Helen Hunt, actress (Jamie-Mad About You, Twister), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Scott Rockenfield, drummer (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jun 15 Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
  • Jun 16 Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )
  • Jun 16 Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 16 Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
  • Jun 17 Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)
  • Jun 17 Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 18 Bruce Smith, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 18 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, US musician (Guns n' Roses-Sweet Girl of Mine)
  • Jun 18 Joe Walter, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 19 Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • Jun 20 Kirk Baptiste, Beaumont Tx, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Jun 20 Matt Anger, Walnut Creek Cal, tennis star
  • Jun 20 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • Jun 20 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
  • Jun 21 Jeff Musselman, baseball player
  • Jun 21 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jun 22 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Jun 22 Randy Couture, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jun 22 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jun 23 Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
  • Jun 23 Steve Shelley, American musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)
  • Jun 24 Duval Love, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • Jun 24 Preki, Serbian-born American soccer player
  • Jun 24 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 25 Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)

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Jun 25 George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex), born in London, England

Rock Vocalist George Michael
Rock Vocalist
George Michael
  • Jun 25 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 25 Si-An Deng, Shanghai China, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 25 Yann Martel, Canadian author
  • Jun 25 John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
  • Jun 26 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
  • Jun 26 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, US diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 26 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
  • Jun 26 Richard Garfield, American game designer
  • Jun 27 Stephen Peterson, Conn, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 27 Johnny Benson, American NASCAR driver
  • Jun 28 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 29 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
  • Jun 29 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • Jun 30 Rupert Graves, English actor (Damage, Handful of Dust, Maurice), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Jun 30 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White

Famous Deaths


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Jun 3 Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

  • Jun 3 Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
  • Jun 3 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
  • Jun 7 Zasu Pitts, actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Jun 11 Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
  • Jun 12 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • Jun 12 Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
  • Jun 17 John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wolf Solent), dies at 90
  • Jun 17 Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
  • Jun 17 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies
  • Jun 18 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
  • Jun 20 Gordon Jones, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
  • Jun 20 Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
  • Jun 20 Ralph Sanford, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 64
  • Jun 20 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (b. 1898)
  • Jun 22 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • Jun 26 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
  • Jun 28 Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77