Historical Events for January 1963

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Events 1 - 43 of 43

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
7th - The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
8th - "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
8th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 9th - Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
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!"
16th - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
16th - Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres
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
17th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 18th - Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
18th - Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
19th - 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)
19th - 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)
22nd - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
22nd - The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
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 perfs
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 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)
29th - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame
31st - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

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