1963 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 341

  • May 28 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 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
  • Jun 10 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

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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"
  • 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

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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
  • Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome
  • Jul 1 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
  • 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 6 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • 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 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 15 Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding
  • Jul 16 Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)
  • 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 20 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
  • 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
  • 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

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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)
  • Aug 1 Germany FR annexes Elten village
  • Aug 3 Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
  • Aug 5 Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • Aug 5 Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH

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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 Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 11 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
  • Aug 11 Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa
  • Aug 12 Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • 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 Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief
  • Aug 18 James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
  • 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 Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 150 of 150

  • Aug 29 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer
  • Aug 30 Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, Hamburg Germany, writer (Freejack, Alien)
  • 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)
  • Dec 2 Ann Patchett, American novelist
  • Dec 3 Terri Schiavo, American right to die figure (d. 2005)
  • Dec 5 Doctor Dre, American radio personality
  • Dec 9 Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
  • Dec 12 Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama (2014-), born in Panama City
  • Dec 15 Andrew Luster, Max Factor heir
  • Dec 20 Infanta Elena of Spain
  • Dec 22 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
  • Dec 23 Donna Tartt, American author
  • Dec 27 Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • Dec 29 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
  • Dec 30 Chandler Burr, American author

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 108 of 108

  • Dec 5 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
  • Dec 5 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • Dec 6 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81
  • Dec 8 Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
  • Dec 13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD), dies at 62
  • Dec 25 Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies