What Happened in 1963 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 622

  • 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

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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.

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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

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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)
  • 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
  • Dec 1 NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • Dec 2 First Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
  • Dec 2 ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
  • Dec 2 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers

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Dec 4 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Dec 4 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
  • Dec 6 Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
  • Dec 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 7 Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
  • Dec 8 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • Dec 8 Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash
  • Dec 10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

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Dec 10 Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Dec 12 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Juan Peron
  • Dec 12 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
  • Dec 12 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
  • Dec 13 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
  • Dec 14 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 17 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
  • Dec 17 West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
  • Dec 18 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • Dec 20 Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 927

  • Jul 14 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • Jul 15 Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
  • Jul 15 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 15 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)

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Jul 16 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Jul 16 Phoebe Cates, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Jul 16 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
  • Jul 17 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 17 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jul 17 Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  • Jul 17 John Ventimiglia, American actor
  • Jul 18 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Jul 18 Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • Jul 18 Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 Mark Carreon, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
  • Jul 19 Sandor Wladar, Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jul 19 Garth Nix, Australian author
  • Jul 20 Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 20 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
  • Jul 20 Frank Whaley, American actor
  • Jul 21 Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • Jul 21 Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • Jul 22 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 22 Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • Jul 22 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 22 Rob Estes, American actor
  • Jul 22 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • Jul 23 Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • Jul 24 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • Jul 24 Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jul 24 Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 25 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 25 Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • Jul 26 Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
  • Jul 26 Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
  • Jul 27 Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jul 28 Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
  • Jul 29 Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • Jul 29 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • Jul 29 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jul 29 Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
  • Jul 29 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 29 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • Jul 29 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • Jul 30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 30 Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 30 Lisa Kudrow, Encino California, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
  • Jul 30 Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
  • Jul 31 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • Jul 31 Norman Cook, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)

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Aug 1 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
  • Aug 1 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • Aug 1 Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
  • Aug 1 John Carroll Lynch, American actor
  • Aug 2 Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
  • Aug 2 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 2 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • Aug 3 Carlo Imperato, actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York

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Aug 3 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Aug 3 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • Aug 3 Kyoko Chan Cox, American musician, daughter of Yoko Ono
  • Aug 3 Isaiah Washington, American actor
  • Aug 3 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Aug 4 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • Aug 5 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 6 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • Aug 7 Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)
  • Aug 7 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK (lives only 3 days)
  • Aug 7 Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
  • Aug 7 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
  • Aug 8 Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
  • Aug 8 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 8 Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • Aug 8 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • Aug 9 Lonnie Quinn, Cheshire Conn, actor (Will Cooley-All My Children)

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Aug 9 Whitney Houston, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Aug 10 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • Aug 10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 12 Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
  • Aug 13 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
  • Aug 13 Pamela Jean Stein, playmate (Nov, 1987), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Aug 13 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Aug 13 Sridevi, Indian actress
  • Aug 15 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Aug 15 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • Aug 15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Aug 15 Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • Aug 16 Scott Dunlap, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 South African Masters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 17 Carmen Berg, Bismark ND, playmate (July, 1987)
  • Aug 17 S. Shankar, Indian film director.
  • Aug 18 Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
  • Aug 19 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • Aug 19 John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Aug 20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Douglas, Topeka KS, 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)

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Famous Deaths

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