Historical Events in January 1963

  • 1st G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
  • 1st WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 1st 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • 1st 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • 1st 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 3rd WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 4th Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • 5th "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • 5th "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 5th San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 6th "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • 6th "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 7th 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents

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7th The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 8th "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
  • 8th Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

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9th Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • 11th 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • 11th Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 12th "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • 12th Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 13th AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • 13th NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • 14th George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
  • 14th "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

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16th Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev

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16th Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 16th 13th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 115-108 at Los Angeles
  • 17th Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km

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17th Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 18th Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)

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18th Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 19th 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

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19th 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 22nd Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament

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22nd The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 24th Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
  • 26th "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 26th Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • 27th Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • 27th Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 28th -34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

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29th Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

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31st Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan