Historical Events in March 1963

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 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
Actor
Gregory Peck
  • Mar 8 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • Mar 9 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

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

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

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

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

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Mar 17 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

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

CommunicationClosure of Alcatraz

Mar 21 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed

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