Historical Events in July 1963

  • Jul 1 The Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jul 1 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 2 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • Jul 3 In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
  • Jul 5 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 6 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
  • Jul 6 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 7 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jul 8 Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
  • Jul 8 US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
  • Jul 9 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • Jul 9 Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 11 South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
  • Jul 13 Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
  • Jul 13 Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • Jul 13 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • Jul 14 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
  • Jul 14 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 15 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding
  • Jul 16 Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)
  • Jul 17 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Jul 18 Failed military coup in Syria
  • Jul 18 The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
  • Jul 19 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
  • Jul 19 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
  • Jul 20 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 20 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Jul 20 Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 21 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
  • Jul 22 The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 22 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jul 22 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • Jul 24 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Jul 24 Dutch government of Marijnen forms
  • Jul 25 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • Jul 25 US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
  • Jul 26 Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • Jul 26 US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • Jul 26 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • Jul 27 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 27 General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
  • Jul 28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

  • Jul 31 Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
  • Jul 31 Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRs (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
  • Jul 31 Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)