September 1963 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot

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

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 4 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • Sep 6 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • Sep 7 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • Sep 7 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • Sep 8 Algerian population accepts constitution
  • Sep 8 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
  • Sep 9 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • Sep 10 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 11 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
  • Sep 13 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant
  • Sep 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • Sep 15 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • Sep 15 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in SF outfield for 1 inn
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

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Sep 16 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
  • Sep 17 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • Sep 18 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • Sep 19 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 22 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • Sep 23 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • Sep 24 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • Sep 26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

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

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • Sep 28 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • Sep 28 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
  • Sep 28 "Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • Sep 28 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
  • Sep 28 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • Sep 28 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Sep 28 Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
  • Sep 29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
  • Sep 29 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • Sep 29 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • Sep 30 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • Sep 6 Alice Sebold, American novelist
  • Sep 6 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician
  • Sep 6 Bryan Simonaire, American politician
  • Sep 13 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician
  • Sep 17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • Sep 17 Michael Adler, American businessman
  • Sep 17 Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • Sep 17 Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • Sep 18 Rob Brettle, British historian
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 25 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Guy Burgess, British spy for the USSR
  • Sep 1 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
  • Sep 9 Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 9 Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
  • Sep 12 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)