Historical Events in September 1963

  • 1st Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • 1st St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
  • 2nd Alabama Governor George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School
  • 2nd CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • 2nd Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
  • 4th Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 6th Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

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6th Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 6th The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • 7th WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 7th American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 7th Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • 8th Algerian population accepts constitution
  • 8th Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • 8th Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
  • 8th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
  • 8th 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

8th 77th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 9th Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • 10th 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • 10th Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

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10th Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 11th Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
  • 12th WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 13th "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV
  • 13th Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant
  • 13th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 14th Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • 15th Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • 15th Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in SF outfield for 1 inn
  • 15th Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • 15th Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • 15th WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16th "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

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16th Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 16th WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17th "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • 17th Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • 18th Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
  • 18th USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 19th Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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20th JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 22nd Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • 22nd Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
  • 23rd Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • 23rd WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24th Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 24th US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • 26th 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

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26th Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 27th At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • 27th Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • 28th "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28th "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • 28th "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
  • 28th "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 28th "Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • 28th "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
  • 28th "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28th "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • 28th "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
  • 28th Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • 28th Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio

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29th "Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • 29th "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 29th 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
  • 29th Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs
  • 29th Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • 29th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 29th Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • 29th Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
  • 29th "Tom Jones", based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 30th "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 30th 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office