What Happened in March 1963

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • Mar 2 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57
  • Mar 3 Senegal adopts a new constitution
  • Mar 5 Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 20th Golden Globes: Lawrence of Arabia, Gregory Peck, & Geraldine Page win

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
  • Mar 8 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • Mar 9 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

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Mar 10 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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Mar 10 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 11 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

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Mar 12 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 13 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • Mar 13 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 13 Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
  • Mar 14 SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
  • Mar 15 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

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Mar 17 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Mar 17 Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Mar 17 Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
  • Mar 18 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Mar 18 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • Mar 18 WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 20 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)

CommunicationClosure of Alcatraz

Mar 21 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed

  • Mar 21 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • Mar 22 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • Mar 22 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • Mar 23 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
  • Mar 23 Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • Mar 25 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 27 Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • Mar 28 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • Mar 29 Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
  • Mar 30 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 30 117th Grand National: Pat Buckley aboard Ayala wins
  • Mar 31 LA ends streetcar service after 90 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Arnold Oosterveer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 1 Barb[ara] Marois, Auburn Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 1 Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 1 Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • Mar 1 Robert James Affuso, Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Mar 1 Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
  • Mar 1 Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Mar 1 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • Mar 1 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • Mar 2 Suzette Charles, NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 2 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
  • Mar 2 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
  • Mar 3 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 3 Jacqueline Sheen, playmate (July, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 3 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 3 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • Mar 4 Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star

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Mar 4 Jason Newsted, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Nothing Else Matters), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Mar 4 MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • Mar 4 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
  • Mar 4 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • Mar 4 Daniel Roebuck, American actor
  • Mar 5 Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)
  • Mar 6 Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • Mar 6 D.L. Hughley, American comedian and actor
  • Mar 7 Mike Eagles, Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Mar 7 Mohammad Ishaq, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Mar 7 Bill Brochtrup, American actor
  • Mar 7 Denyce Graves, American singer
  • Mar 8 Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
  • Mar 8 Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lalor, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 9 Kent Ferguson, diver (Olympics-92, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Mar 9 Terry Mulholland, Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Mar 9 David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
  • Mar 10 Jasmine Guy, actress (Whitley-Different World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 10 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 10 Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • Mar 10 Rick Rubin, American record producer
  • Mar 11 Alex Kingston, English actress
  • Mar 12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Mar 12 John Andretti, race car driver
  • Mar 12 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
  • Mar 12 Paul Way, British golfer
  • Mar 12 Ian Holloway, English football manager
  • Mar 13 Mariano Duncan, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • Mar 13 Vance Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 14 Bruce Reid, cricketer (brilliant left-arm Aust pace bowler 1985-92)
  • Mar 14 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 15 Bret Michaels, Harrisburg Pa, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • Mar 15 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • Mar 16 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer

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Mar 16 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • Mar 17 Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Mar 17 Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)
  • Mar 17 Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • Mar 17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • Mar 18 Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st African American Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 20 Paul Annacone, Southampton NY, tennis star
  • Mar 20 Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • Mar 20 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • Mar 20 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
  • Mar 20 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster

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Mar 20 David Thewlis, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Mar 21 Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • Mar 21 Sharon June Howe Pederson, Glencoe Mn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 22 Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Mar 22 Rich Monteleone, pitcher (California Angels), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 22 Suzanne Sulley, Sheffield S Yorks, rocker (Human Leauge-Human)
  • Mar 23 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • Mar 23 Kim Williams, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th)
  • Mar 24 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • Mar 24 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 26 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • Mar 26 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • Mar 26 Amparo LarraƱaga, Spanish actress
  • Mar 27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • Mar 27 Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)

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Mar 27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • Mar 27 Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 27 Todd Graves, Laurel Miss, skeet (Olympics-1992, 96)
  • Mar 27 Xuxa, [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazil, actress (Xuxa Park)
  • Mar 27 Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • Mar 28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr
  • Mar 28 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 28 Andy Cousin, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories)
  • Mar 30 Jenny Lidback, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • Mar 30 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • Mar 31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 20 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Cyril Smith, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 70
  • Mar 5 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

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Mar 5 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Mar 5 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 6 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
  • Mar 8 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • Mar 11 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • Mar 13 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • Mar 17 William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 18 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • Mar 20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
  • Mar 25 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos
  • Mar 28 Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
  • Mar 29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • Mar 30 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69