November 1963 in History

Events in History


BattleCoup d'état

Nov 2 Ngô Đình Diệm, the President of South Vietnam, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup by the South Vietnamese Army

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 7 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • Nov 9 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
  • Nov 12 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • Nov 16 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • Nov 16 Touch-tone telephone introduced
  • Nov 18 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
  • Nov 18 Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
  • Nov 18 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

MurderAssassination of John F. Kennedy

Nov 22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 23 "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series, debuts
  • Nov 23 Horatio Alger Society founded
  • Nov 23 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
  • Nov 23 LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
  • Nov 25 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Nov 26 Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA
  • Nov 27 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • Nov 28 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 29 LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of JFK
  • Nov 29 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada
  • Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Antonella Ella, Italian entertainer
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese Architect, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician
  • Nov 22 Corinne Russell, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 23 Joe Ahearne, British television director
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier (Indonesia), dies at 52
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Nov 22 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies

MurderAssassination

Nov 22 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 22 NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WWII), dies
  • Nov 22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Nov 22 J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39 shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, 2 days earlier, shot dead two days after he killed JFK by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV at 24

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald