October 1963 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • Oct 1 Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • Oct 2 W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • 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 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
  • Oct 7 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

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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
  • Oct 9 British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • 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 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 At 4 am, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck
  • Oct 14 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
  • Oct 16 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • Oct 20 Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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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 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 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 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
  • Oct 27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 30 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award

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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' (Indiana)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • Oct 4 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • Oct 10 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Oct 11 Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • Oct 12 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)
  • Oct 12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • Oct 13 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer
  • Oct 19 Laurens BBM, Belgian prince/son of Albert II & Paola
  • Oct 19 Prince Laurent of Belgium, Château de Belvédère, Laeken, son of King Albert II and Queen Paola
  • Oct 20 Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 26 Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
  • Oct 26 Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 28 James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • Oct 10 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (b. 1893)
  • Oct 11 Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • Oct 17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • Oct 21 George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66
  • Oct 21 Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier - anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)
  • Oct 22 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
  • Oct 23 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78