June 1963 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17

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Jun 1 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 3 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • Jun 4 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
  • Jun 5 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina

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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 8 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes

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Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

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"
  • Jun 13 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • Jun 14 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days

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Jun 15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion

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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 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)
  • Jun 23 US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe
  • Jun 24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • Jun 24 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
  • 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 28 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru

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Jun 28 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 29 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
  • Jun 30 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jun 3 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
  • Jun 4 Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer (hot)
  • Jun 10 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • Jun 11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • Jun 24 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 25 Yann Martel, Canadian author
  • Jun 26 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
  • Jun 26 Richard Garfield, American game designer
  • Jun 27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 29 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist

Deaths in History


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Jun 3 Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

  • Jun 3 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
  • Jun 11 Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
  • Jun 12 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • Jun 12 Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
  • Jun 17 John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wolf Solent), dies at 90
  • Jun 17 Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
  • Jun 20 Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
  • Jun 20 RaphaĆ«l Salem, Greek mathematician (b. 1898)
  • Jun 26 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies