Historical Events in April 1963

  • Apr 1 NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
  • Apr 1 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
  • Apr 1 Soap operas "General Hospital" & "Doctors" premier on TV
  • Apr 2 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
  • Apr 2 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
  • Apr 5 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
  • Apr 5 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 7 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Apr 7 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
  • Apr 7 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 8 35th Academy Awards: "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

Actor Gregory Peck
Actor
Gregory Peck
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Apr 8 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000

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Apr 9 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Apr 10 USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
  • Apr 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Apr 11 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty

  • Apr 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 11 Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
  • Apr 12 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
  • Apr 12 Birmingham police use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators

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Apr 13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 13 Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game

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Apr 14 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Apr 15 "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Apr 18 Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 19 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Apr 19 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
  • Apr 20 "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Apr 20 -30] All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda
  • Apr 20 10th National Film Awards (India): "Dada Thakur" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Apr 21 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
  • Apr 21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
  • Apr 21 The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.

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Apr 22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Apr 23 "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances
  • Apr 23 Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 27 "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname

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Apr 27 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 28 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Apr 28 17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win
  • Apr 29 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT