What Happened in 1963 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 622

  • May 25 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • May 25 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
  • May 25 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
  • May 25 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
  • May 26 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
  • May 26 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 26 Organization of African Unity forms
  • May 26 Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader

Sport awardTennis Open

May 26 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • May 26 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • May 28 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
  • May 28 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
  • Jun 1 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • Jun 1 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
  • Jun 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Jun 3 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • Jun 4 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
  • Jun 4 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
  • Jun 5 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 6 Gasunie, Dutch gas and transportation company established
  • Jun 7 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • Jun 8 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • Jun 8 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 8 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
  • Jun 9 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • Jun 9 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 9 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 9 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
  • Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 11 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Jun 11 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • Jun 11 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

  • Jun 13 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • Jun 14 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • Jun 14 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
  • Jun 15 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • Jun 15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • Jun 15 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Jun 15 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • Jun 16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • Jun 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Jun 17 British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Jun 17 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
  • Jun 18 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • Jun 19 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • Jun 19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • Jun 19 Greek government of Pipinolis forms
  • Jun 19 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
  • Jun 20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
  • Jun 20 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
  • Jun 20 US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
  • Jun 21 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  • Jun 21 13th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Devil" and "Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Jun 23 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
  • Jun 23 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • Jun 23 US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe
  • Jun 24 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • Jun 24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • Jun 24 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
  • Jun 25 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • Jun 25 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • Jun 25 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
  • Jun 25 Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested
  • Jun 26 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • Jun 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
  • Jun 26 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
  • Jun 27 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
  • Jun 27 US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
  • Jun 27 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
  • Jun 27 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • Jun 28 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 29 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • Jun 29 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts
  • Jun 29 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
  • Jun 30 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
  • Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 30 Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
  • Jun 30 International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies
  • Jul 1 Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"
  • Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome
  • Jul 1 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 2 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • Jul 3 In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
  • Jul 5 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Jul 6 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 7 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jul 8 Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 927

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 Larrañaga, Spanish actress
  • Mar 27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • Mar 27 Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Apr 2 Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)
  • Apr 2 Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • Apr 2 Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
  • Apr 3 Chris Bosio, baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Apr 3 Zakir Khan, cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89)
  • Apr 3 Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993)
  • Apr 3 Jack Del Rio, American football coach
  • Apr 3 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese composer
  • Apr 4 Anthony Clark, comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common)
  • Apr 4 Dale Hawerchuk, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 4 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind)
  • Apr 4 Jack Del Rio, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 4 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), born in Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • Apr 6 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 7 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • Apr 8 Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
  • Apr 8 Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
  • Apr 8 Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 8 Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Apr 8 Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • Apr 10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 10 Kirk Lowdermilk, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 10 Marvin Freeman, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 10 Mike Devereaux, Casper WY, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Apr 10 Warren DeMartini, heavy metal musician (Ratt)
  • Apr 10 Doris Leuthard, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Apr 11 Eddy Moya, actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 11 Elizabeth Smylie, Perth Australia, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City)
  • Apr 11 Chris Ferguson, American poker player
  • Apr 11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
  • Apr 13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player, undisputed world champion (1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Apr 13 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
  • Apr 13 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Apr 14 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic-gold-1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Meg Mallon, American LPGA golfer (1991 US Women's Open), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Apr 15 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • Apr 15 Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 15 Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • Apr 16 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 16 Hu Na, China, tennis star
  • Apr 16 Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)
  • Apr 16 Nick Berry, Britain, actor (Wicksy-EastEnders)
  • Apr 16 Salim Malik, cricketer (memorable Pakistani & Essex batsman)
  • Apr 16 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 17 Joel Murray, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 Conan Chris O'Brien, American TV host (Late Night), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • Apr 18 Phil Simmons, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
  • Apr 18 Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will and Grace)
  • Apr 19 Valerie Plame Wilson, former C.I.A. agent
  • Apr 20 Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
  • Apr 20 Kal Swan, heavy metal rocker
  • Apr 20 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver
  • Apr 20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
  • Apr 21 John Cameron Mitchell, actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 21 Ken Caminiti, Hanford CA, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • Apr 21 Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • Apr 23 Benoit Doucet, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 23 Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter
  • Apr 24 Billy Gould, rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 227 of 227


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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Dec 2 Sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39
  • Dec 2 Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)
  • Dec 5 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
  • Dec 5 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 5 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • Dec 6 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81
  • Dec 8 Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • Dec 13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • Dec 14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD), dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
  • Dec 20 Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 25 Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
  • Dec 28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • Dec 28 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68