What Happened in October 1963

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • Oct 1 Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • Oct 2 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
  • Oct 2 W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • Oct 3 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • Oct 3 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • Oct 4 -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • Oct 4 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
  • Oct 5 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 5 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 6 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Oct 6 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • Oct 7 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Oct 7 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 8 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
  • Oct 9 Vaiont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy
  • Oct 9 British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

  • Oct 10 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
  • Oct 10 Netherland population hits 12,000,000
  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • Oct 12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
  • Oct 13 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • Oct 13 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 13 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 14 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • Oct 15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
  • Oct 16 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • Oct 17 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • Oct 19 Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • Oct 20 Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Oct 20 WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 22 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • Oct 22 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 23 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 24 KRO shows first episode of Bonanza
  • Oct 24 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • Oct 25 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 25 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • Oct 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • Oct 29 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 30 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
  • Oct 31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 31 Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' (Indiana)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Mark McGwire, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Oct 2 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • Oct 3 Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star
  • Oct 3 Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
  • Oct 3 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • Oct 4 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Oct 4 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Oct 4 Patti Berendt, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 4 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • Oct 5 Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Laura Davies, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open), born in Coventry, England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Oct 5 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)
  • Oct 5 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Elisabeth Shue, American actress (Cocktail, Leaving Las Vegas), born in Wilmington, Delaware

  • Oct 6 Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • Oct 10 Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 10 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • Oct 11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • Oct 11 Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • Oct 12 Michael Zordich, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Oct 12 Randy Wood, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton
  • Oct 12 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)
  • Oct 12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • Oct 12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer
  • Oct 14 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • Oct 14 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • Oct 15 Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)
  • Oct 15 Stanley Menzo, Suriname/Dutch soccer goaltender (Ajax/PSV)
  • Oct 16 Missy Hyatt, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 17 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 17 Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
  • Oct 19 Brian H Henniger, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 19 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • Oct 19 Laurens BBM, Belgian prince/son of Albert II & Paola
  • Oct 19 Prince Laurent of Belgium, Château de Belvédère, Laeken, son of King Albert II and Queen Paola
  • Oct 20 Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 20 Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • Oct 20 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • Oct 22 Brian Boitano, Mountainview California, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Oct 22 Cherie Witter, playmate (February, 1985), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 23 David Bedard, 3m springboard diver (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 23 Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986)
  • Oct 24 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • Oct 25 Tracy Nelson, California, American actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling)
  • Oct 26 Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
  • Oct 26 Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
  • Oct 26 Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 26 Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 27 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • Oct 27 Marla Maples, [Trump], Dalton Ga, actress (Will Rogers Follies)
  • Oct 28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • Oct 28 Kevin Dineen, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Oct 28 Lauren Holly, actress (Picket Fences), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Robert Bailey, cricketer (England batsman in four Tests 1988-90)
  • Oct 28 Veronica Gamba, Buenos Aires Arg, playmate (November, 1983)
  • Oct 28 James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)
  • Oct 30 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
  • Oct 30 Kristina Malandro Wagner, actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
  • Oct 30 Mike Veletta, cricketer (West Aussie opening bat, 8 Tests for Aust)
  • Oct 30 Todd Sand, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 30 Michael Beach, American actor
  • Oct 31 Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)
  • Oct 31 Fred McGriff, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 31 Johnny Marr, rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid)
  • Oct 31 Rob Schneider, actor (SNL, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly)
  • Oct 31 Dunga, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 31 Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 26 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Grace Darmond, silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • Oct 7 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M), dies of internal hemorrhage at 63
  • Oct 8 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • Oct 9 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 10 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (b. 1893)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 11 Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • Oct 11 Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73
  • Oct 13 Henry Daniell, English actor (Woman in Green, Body Snatchers), dies
  • Oct 15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • Oct 15 Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908)
  • Oct 17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • Oct 18 Claudio Carneyro, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 21 George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66
  • Oct 21 Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier - anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)
  • Oct 22 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
  • Oct 23 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
  • Oct 24 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • Oct 25 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Body Snatchers), dies at 69