Historical Events in April 1963

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

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

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  • 7th Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors

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

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

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9th Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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21st Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
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Betsy Rawls
  • 21st The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.

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22nd 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
  • 23rd "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances
  • 23rd Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC
  • 24th 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 24th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 27th "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname

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27th Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

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