Historical Events in March 1963

  • 1st 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • 2nd 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57
  • 3rd Senegal adopts a new constitution
  • 5th Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"

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5th 20th Golden Globes: Lawrence of Arabia, Gregory Peck, & Geraldine Page win

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
  • 8th Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • 9th Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

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10th Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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10th Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 11th Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

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12th Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 13th 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • 13th Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • 13th Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
  • 14th SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
  • 15th WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

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17th Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 17th Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • 17th Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
  • 18th "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 18th France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • 18th WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20th 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)

Person-of-interestClosure of Alcatraz

21st Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed

  • 21st David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • 22nd Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • 22nd Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • 23rd 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
  • 23rd Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter" premieres in Berlin
  • 23rd 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • 25th KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 27th Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • 28th AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • 29th Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
  • 30th France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 30th 117th Grand National: Pat Buckley aboard Ayala wins
  • 31st LA ends streetcar service after 90 years