Historical Events for December 1963

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1st - NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
1st - Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
2nd - First Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
2nd - ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
2nd - 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
4th - Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)
4th - Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
6th - Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
6th - Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
7th - Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
7th - Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
8th - "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs
8th - Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
8th - Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash
9th - Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 10th - 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
10th - Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain
10th - Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers
12th - Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Juan Peron
12th - Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
12th - Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
13th - Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
14th - Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
17th - Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
17th - West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
18th - Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
18th - Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl ZieglerChemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler 20th - Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
20th - Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville
20th - Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
22nd - Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
22nd - Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends
22nd - Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
23rd - Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
23rd - Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
24th - Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
25th - Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
26th - "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
26th - Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
26th - US furnishes cereal to USSR
28th - "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
28th - "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 28th - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
28th - 14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points
29th - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
29th - Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating New York Giants 14-10 in Chicago
30th - "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
30th - Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
31st - Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
31st - Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time

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