What Happened in November 1963

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Nov 2 Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
  • Nov 3 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
  • Nov 3 14th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Joe Weatherly wins

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Nov 4 John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 7 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • Nov 7 NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
  • Nov 7 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • Nov 9 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Nov 9 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
  • Nov 9 17th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 42-7 in Annapolis

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Nov 10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 10 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 11 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles
  • Nov 11 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
  • Nov 12 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • Nov 16 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • Nov 16 Touch-tone telephone introduced
  • Nov 17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • Nov 18 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
  • Nov 18 Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
  • Nov 18 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco

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Nov 21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 22 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • Nov 22 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 23 "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts
  • Nov 23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Nov 23 Horatio Alger Society founded
  • Nov 23 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
  • Nov 23 LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
  • Nov 25 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Nov 26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

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Nov 26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 26 Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA
  • Nov 27 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • Nov 28 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • Nov 28 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 in UK record chart
  • Nov 28 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 28 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • Nov 29 LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of JFK
  • Nov 29 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada
  • Nov 30 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
  • Nov 30 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Antonella Ella, Italian entertainer
  • Nov 1 Brian Forde, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 1 Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • Nov 1 Kenny Alphin, American guitarist (Big & Rich)
  • Nov 1 Monty Sopp, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 1 Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer
  • Nov 2 Ines Diers, German DR, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Nov 2 Susie Scott, playmate (May, 1983), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Bobby Dall American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
  • Nov 2 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker
  • Nov 3 Howard Ballard, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 3 Stephen Corkin, judoka (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 3 Ian Wright, English footballer
  • Nov 3 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 4 David Williams, WI cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1992)
  • Nov 4 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Nov 4 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • Nov 4 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese Architect, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 5 Andrea McArdle, actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 5 Hans Gilhaus, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Nov 5 Tatum O'Neal, Los Aangeles California, actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings) and ex-wife of John McEnroe
  • Nov 6 Jean-Marc Chouinard, epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 6 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (d. 1998)
  • Nov 7 John Barnes, British soccer player
  • Nov 7 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 7 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 7 Todd McKee, actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Nov 8 Dwight Smith, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 8 Paul Butcher, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Nov 9 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • Nov 10 Michael Anthony Powell, long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Hugh Bonneville, English actor
  • Nov 11 Vinnie Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buckineers)
  • Nov 12 Laurie Brower, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone-9th), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 12 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, Hamburg Germany, writer (Freejack, Alien)
  • Nov 13 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 16 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)

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Nov 16 Zina Garrison Jackson, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • Nov 17 Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 18 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 19 Justine Greiner, playmate (February, 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician
  • Nov 20 Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress
  • Nov 21 Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)
  • Nov 21 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • Nov 22 Corinne Russell, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 22 Helen Reale, WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Joe Ahearne, British television director
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • Nov 24 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • Nov 25 Kevin Chamberlin, American actor
  • Nov 25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • Nov 26 Allyson Rice-Taylor, Huntington WV, actress (As the World Turns)
  • Nov 26 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Nov 26 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • Nov 27 Fisher Stevens, actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/foward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 28 Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)
  • Nov 28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Actress Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
  • Nov 1 Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62
  • Nov 2 Ngo Dinh Diem, president of South Vietnam (1955-63), murdered at 62
  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier (Indonesia), dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 15 Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Pierre Blanchar, actor (Man From Nowhere), dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

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Nov 22 Aldous Huxley, English author ('Brave New World'), dies at 69

  • Nov 22 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

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Nov 22 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • Nov 22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies


Nov 22 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 22 NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies
  • Nov 22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Nov 22 J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)

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Nov 24 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Nov 26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano, dies
  • Nov 28 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Karyn Kupcinet, actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23