Historical Events in October 1963

  • Oct 1 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • Oct 1 Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • Oct 2 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees

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Oct 2 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Oct 3 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • Oct 3 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • Oct 4 -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • Oct 4 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
  • Oct 5 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 5 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 6 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Oct 6 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • Oct 7 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Oct 7 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 8 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
  • Oct 9 Vaiont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

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Oct 9 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigns and is replaced by Alec Douglas-Home

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

  • Oct 10 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
  • Oct 10 Netherland population hits 12,000,000
  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • Oct 12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
  • Oct 13 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • Oct 13 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 13 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 14 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • Oct 15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany
  • Oct 16 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • Oct 17 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • Oct 19 Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

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Oct 20 Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

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Oct 20 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Oct 20 WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 22 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • Oct 22 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

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Oct 23 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 24 KRO shows first episode of Bonanza
  • Oct 24 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • Oct 25 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 25 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • Oct 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • Oct 29 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 30 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
  • Oct 31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

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Oct 31 J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 31 Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' in Indiana