What Happened in September 1963

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • Sep 1 St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate

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Sep 2 Alabama Governor George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 2 CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
  • Sep 4 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • Sep 6 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

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Sep 6 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 6 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • Sep 7 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • Sep 7 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • Sep 8 Algerian population accepts constitution
  • Sep 8 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • Sep 8 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
  • Sep 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
  • Sep 8 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 77th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 9 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • Sep 10 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

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Sep 10 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 11 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
  • Sep 12 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 13 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 13 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant
  • Sep 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • Sep 15 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • Sep 15 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in SF outfield for 1 inn
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • Sep 15 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 15 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

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Sep 16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Sep 16 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 17 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • Sep 18 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
  • Sep 18 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • Sep 19 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Sep 20 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 22 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • Sep 22 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 23 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • Sep 23 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • Sep 24 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • Sep 26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

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Sep 26 Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • Sep 28 "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • Sep 28 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
  • Sep 28 "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 "Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • Sep 28 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
  • Sep 28 "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • Sep 28 "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Sep 28 Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio

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Sep 29 "Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Sep 29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
  • Sep 29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs
  • Sep 29 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • Sep 29 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Sep 29 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • Sep 29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
  • Sep 29 "Tom Jones", based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • Sep 30 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Sep 30 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN-Bad bad woman)
  • Sep 1 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 1 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • Sep 2 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Sep 3 Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
  • Sep 3 Mubarak Ghanim, UAE footballer
  • Sep 4 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 4 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 4 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • Sep 5 Brandon Krovoza, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 5 Dave Brantley, Florence Alabama, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Sep 5 John Elliott, professional golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast), born in Bristol Connecticut
  • Sep 5 Tim McKyer, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Sep 5 Kristian Alfonso, Brockton, Massachusetts, American actress (Days of Lives, Falcon Crest)
  • Sep 6 Jozsef Kiprich, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Sep 6 Mark Chesnutt, Beaumont Tx, country singer (Too Cold at Home)
  • Sep 6 Alice Sebold, American novelist
  • Sep 6 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician
  • Sep 6 Bryan Simonaire, American politician
  • Sep 6 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer
  • Sep 7 Eric Eazy-E Wright, rapper
  • Sep 8 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 8 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast
  • Sep 8 Brad Silberling, American television and film director
  • Sep 8 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • Sep 9 Leslie Thompson, Burlington Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • Sep 10 David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • Sep 10 Susan Gautier-Smith, TV producer
  • Sep 10 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • Sep 11 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Gerald Wilkins, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • Sep 11 Colin Wells, English actor
  • Sep 13 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician
  • Sep 14 Antonia Real, Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)
  • Sep 14 Jaromir Dragan, Liptovsky CZE, hockey goalie (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Sep 16 Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 16 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • Sep 17 Michael Adler, American businessman
  • Sep 17 Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • Sep 17 Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • Sep 17 Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • Sep 17 James Urbaniak, American actor
  • Sep 18 Rich Weiss, Munich Germany, US slalom single kayak (Olympics-6th-96)
  • Sep 18 Rob Brettle, British historian
  • Sep 18 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 19 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp)
  • Sep 19 David Seaman, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • Sep 21 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • Sep 22 Michele Berteotti, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 22 Missie Berteotti, LPGA golfer (1993 PING/Welch's Champ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • Sep 25 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
  • Sep 26 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • Sep 26 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • Sep 27 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 28 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Sep 28 Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer/bassist (Primus-Suck on This)
  • Sep 30 Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 30 Ed Drakich, Windsor Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 30 Reb Beach, rocker (Winger)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Guy Burgess, British spy for the USSR
  • Sep 1 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • Sep 3 Cruys Voorbergh, actor/director (Vliegende Hollander), dies at 64
  • Sep 3 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
  • Sep 6 Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • Sep 9 Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 9 Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
  • Sep 12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • Sep 12 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Fred Hillebrand, actor (Martin Kane), dies at 69
  • Sep 21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • Sep 22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • Sep 30 Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66