Historical Events in 1963 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 622

  • May 25 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • May 25 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
  • May 25 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
  • May 25 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
  • May 26 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
  • May 26 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 26 Organization of African Unity forms
  • May 26 Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader

Sport awardTennis Open

May 26 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • May 26 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • May 28 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
  • May 28 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
  • Jun 1 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • Jun 1 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
  • Jun 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Jun 3 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • Jun 4 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
  • Jun 4 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
  • Jun 5 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 6 Gasunie, Dutch gas and transportation company established
  • Jun 7 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
  • Jun 8 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • Jun 8 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 8 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
  • Jun 9 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • Jun 9 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 9 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 9 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
  • Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 11 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Jun 11 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • Jun 11 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

  • Jun 13 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • Jun 14 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • Jun 14 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
  • Jun 15 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • Jun 15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • Jun 15 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Jun 15 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • Jun 16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • Jun 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Jun 17 British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Jun 17 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
  • Jun 18 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • Jun 19 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • Jun 19 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
  • Jun 19 Greek government of Pipinolis forms
  • Jun 19 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
  • Jun 20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
  • Jun 20 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
  • Jun 20 US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
  • Jun 21 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  • Jun 21 13th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Devil" and "Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Jun 23 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
  • Jun 23 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • Jun 23 US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe
  • Jun 24 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • Jun 24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • Jun 24 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
  • Jun 25 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • Jun 25 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • Jun 25 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
  • Jun 25 Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested
  • Jun 26 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • Jun 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
  • Jun 26 US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" (intended to mean "I am a Berliner", but may actually mean "I am a dougnut") speech in West Berlin
  • Jun 27 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
  • Jun 27 US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
  • Jun 27 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
  • Jun 27 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • Jun 28 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 29 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • Jun 29 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts
  • Jun 29 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
  • Jun 30 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
  • Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 30 Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
  • Jun 30 International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies
  • Jul 1 Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"
  • Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

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)
  • Aug 1 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • Aug 1 Germany FR annexes Elten village
  • Aug 1 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 3 "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
  • Aug 3 Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
  • Aug 3 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • Aug 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Aug 5 Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • Aug 5 Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st US First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland

  • Aug 8 Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • Aug 8 Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene
  • Aug 8 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 8 Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 9 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • Aug 9 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
  • Aug 11 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
  • Aug 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 11 Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa
  • Aug 12 Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 13 US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 13 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
  • Aug 15 Fulbert Youlou resigns as President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • Aug 16 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
  • Aug 17 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • Aug 17 Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief
  • Aug 18 James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
  • Aug 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • Aug 19 NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City
  • Aug 21 Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win
  • Aug 21 Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
  • Aug 22 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
  • Aug 22 The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)
  • Aug 23 Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
  • Aug 23 Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
  • Aug 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 24 1st 200 metre freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
  • Aug 24 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
  • Aug 24 24th Venice Film Festival: "Hands Over the City" directed by Francesco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Aug 26 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
  • Aug 28 200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 28 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Aug 29 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • Aug 30 Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington, D.C.) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed
  • Sep 1 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • Sep 1 St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Alabama Governor George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 2 CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
  • Sep 4 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • Sep 6 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 6 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • Sep 7 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday