1963 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 344 of 344

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Nov 22 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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Nov 23 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • Dec 2 First Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km

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Dec 4 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Dec 4 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 7 Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash
  • Dec 10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

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Dec 10 Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler

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Dec 12 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Juan Perón

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Dec 12 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
  • Dec 12 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
  • Dec 14 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 17 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
  • Dec 17 West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
  • Dec 18 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • Dec 20 Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
  • Dec 20 Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • Dec 20 Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
  • Dec 22 Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
  • Dec 22 Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
  • Dec 22 Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
  • Dec 23 Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
  • Dec 23 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • Dec 24 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • Dec 25 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
  • Dec 26 US furnishes cereal to USSR
  • Dec 30 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar

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