What Happened in June 1963

Historical Events

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

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1st Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

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

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

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

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9th Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

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

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10th US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 11th Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • 11th Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • 11th US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

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

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

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15th Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

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

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

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

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

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

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28th Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1st 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

14th "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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3rd Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

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