Today in History for June 1963

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 74 of 74

1st - "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
1st - Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
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
5th - State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
6th - Gasunie 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
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 9th - Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
9th - Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"
9th - Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
9th - Equal Pay Act enacted
10th - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
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"
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
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor 15th - "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 perfs
15th - "Sukiyaki" hits #1
15th - Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
15th - Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns
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
16th - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
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
1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova 19th - Greek government of Pipinolis forms
19th - Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
20th - 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 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)
22nd - "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
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 - President Kennedy tours Western Europe
24th - 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 24th - Levi Eshkol forms 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"
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 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
28th - Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
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

Birthdays 1 - 92 of 92

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
Actor Johnny DeppActor Johnny Depp (9th) 9th - Johnny Depp, Queensboro Ky, actor (21 Jump Street, Ed Wood)
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, Everett Wash, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96)
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)
Rock Vocalist George MichaelRock Vocalist George Michael (25th) 25th - George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex), born in London, England
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

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII (3rd) 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
16th - J C Powys, writer, 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

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