What Happened on November 22, 1963

The Assassination of President Kennedy

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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

1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Bikram Singh, Indian Lt-General (Kashmir), killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

British author (The Chronicles of Narnia), dies of renal failure at 64

  • Daulet Singh, Indian Lt-General, killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • Erlic Pinto, Indian air vice marshal (Annexation of Goa), killed at 42 in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

35th President of the United States (1961-63) and Senator (D-Mass), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

  • Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • William R. Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

About November 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale & Grace
  • UK #1 Song: She Loves You - The Beatles