What Happened in November 1963

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances

Coup d'état

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

Sports History

Nov 3 Joe Weatherly finishes 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway; retains NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty

Music Concert

Nov 4 John Lennon utters his infamous line at a Royal Variety Performance "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" in London

Historic Event

Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

  • Nov 7 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • Nov 7 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
  • Nov 7 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • Nov 9 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Nov 9 Coal-dust explosion and the resulting buildup of carbon monoxide kills 458 at Mitsui Miike Coal Mine in Omuta, Japan
  • Nov 9 Tsurumi rail accident on Tōkaidō Main Line, two passenger trains collide with derailed freight train, killing 162 people. in Yokohama, Japan

NHL Record

Nov 10 Detroit right wing Gordie Howe surpasses Maurice Richard as leading NHL all-time goal scorer with 545th career goal in a 3-0 Red Wings victory over Montreal Canadiens in Detroit

  • Nov 16 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • Nov 18 Bell Telephone introduces the touch-tone telephone to customers in Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
  • Nov 18 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 22 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 22 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Nov 22 US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Nov 23 Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • Nov 23 Horatio Alger Society founded
  • Nov 23 JFK's body lies in repose in the East Room of the 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 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

Sports History

Nov 26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

  • 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 28 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • Nov 28 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 29 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom
  • 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 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 "Big" Kenny [Alphin], American country singer (Big & Rich - Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace), born in Culpeper, Virginia
  • Nov 1 Antonella Ella, Italian actress (Tonight in That Building), born in Turin, Italy
  • Nov 1 Mark Hughes, Welsh soccer striker and manager (72 caps; Manchester United 256 games; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Stoke City), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Nov 1 Monty Sopp, American professional wrestler, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 1 Rick Allen, British one-armed rock drummer (Def Leppard - "Hysteria"; "Pour Some Sugar On Me"), born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Nov 2 Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison - "Every Rose Has a Thorn"), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 2 Brian Kemp, American politician, Governor of Georgia (2019-), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Nov 2 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 2 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • Nov 3 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • Nov 3 Ian Wright MBE, English soccer striker and broadcaster (33 caps; Crystal Palace, Arsenal), born in London, England
  • Nov 3 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese auto racer and team owner (Hattori Racing Enterprises: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2018), born in Okayama, Okayama
  • Nov 4 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nov 4 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon), born in Mascouche, Quebec
  • Nov 4 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese architect (2012 - 1st Chinese architect to win Pritzker Prize), born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 5 Andrea McArdle, American actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 5 Hans Gilhaus, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • Nov 5 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 6 Paul Brindley, British rock bassist (The Sundays), born in Bristol, England
  • Nov 6 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • Nov 7 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 7 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 7 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 7 Todd McKee, American actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, The Bold & The Beautiful), born in Kentfield, California
  • Nov 8 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 8 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 8 Russell Malone, American jazz guitarist (Harry Connick, Jr.; Dianna Krall), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Nov 9 Anthony Bowie, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player, born in Grosseto, Italy
  • Nov 10 Hugh Bonneville, English actor (Downton Abbey, Paddington Bear), born in London, England
  • Nov 10 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Mike McCarthy, American football coach (Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers 2006-18; Dallas Cowboys 2020), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Damon Galgut, South African playwright and writer (2021 Booker Prize), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nov 12 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Jay Bennett, American multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter (Wilco, 1994-2001), born in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 16 Mani [Gary Mournfield], English rock bassist (Stone Roses; Primal Scream), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England
  • Nov 16 Tim Ferguson. Australian comedian, film director, screenwriter, and author, born in Sydney, Australia

Zina Garrison

Nov 16 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 18 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft), born in Landover, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 18 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer, born in Budapest, Hingary
  • Nov 20 Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress (Mulan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), born in Coloane Island, Macau
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician (1998 Fields Medal), born in Malborough, England
  • Nov 21 Nicollette Sheridan, British actress (Paige-Knots Landing), born in Worthing, England
  • Nov 21 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • Nov 22 Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, American MLB player and coach, born in Richmond, California
  • Nov 23 Gwynne Shotwell, American engineer and businesswoman (SpaceX), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • Nov 24 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, American football quarterback (Super Bowl 1993 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1987, 89 Cleveland Browns), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer (Temptation), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nov 25 Kevin Chamberlin, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Seussical; Jessie; Wicked), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • Nov 26 Adam Gaynor, American guitarist (Matchbox Twenty, 1995-2005 - "If You're Gone"), born in New York City
  • Nov 26 Allyson Rice-Taylor, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Nov 26 Mario Elie, American NBA forward and guard (Houston Rockets), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 27 Fisher Stevens, American actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 28 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York

Famous Weddings

Valentina Tereshkova

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

Doris Roberts

Nov 10 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Robert Goulet

Nov 12 American singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds American actress Carol Lawrence (31); divorce in 1981

  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Famous Deaths

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

AssassinationNgô Đình Diệm

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

  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Simon Jurovsky, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 51
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 15 (Frederick) "Fritz" Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1922-31; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1938-48; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), and educator (Curtis Institute), dies of pneumonia at 74 [1]
  • Nov 15 Linus McAtee, American Hall of Fame jockey (Preakness Stakes 1916; Kentucky Derby 1927, 29; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1928), dies at 65
  • Nov 19 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • Nov 21 Artur Lemba, Estonian concert pianist, composer (Sabina), and piano teacher (St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1908-20), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner; Wooden Crosses; Pastoral Symphony), dies from a brain tumor at 71
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American murderer, convict, and ornithologist dubbed "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

Aldous Huxley

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

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

C. S. Lewis

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

  • Nov 22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies
  • Nov 22 J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

AssassinationJohn F. Kennedy

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

  • Nov 22 NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WWII), dies
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Nov 22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

Lee Harvey Oswald

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

  • Nov 26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), dies at 81
  • Nov 28 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23