On This Day

Historical Events in September 1963

  • Sep 1 Walter Kennedy begins his tenure as the commissioner of the NBA, succeeding Maurice Podoloff
  • Sep 1 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot

Music History

Sep 1 Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 2 CBS expands "CBS Evening News" program, anchored by Walter Conkrite, from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Sep 4 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board
  • Sep 6 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

Music History

Sep 6 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

  • Sep 6 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • Sep 7 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • Sep 7 Two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened
  • Sep 8 Algerian population accepts constitution

Sports History

Sep 8 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 x 20-win seasons

  • Sep 8 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys in Venezuela
  • Sep 8 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • Sep 8 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rafael Osuna of Mexico beats Frank Froehling 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 for his lone major singles title

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins second of 4 US singles crowns; beats defending champion Margaret Smith of Australia 7-5, 6-4

  • 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 9 NBC expands "The Huntley–Brinkley Report", their evening television news program, from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Sep 10 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Sports History

Sep 10 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

  • Sep 11 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
  • Sep 12 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

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 of Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • Sep 15 Church bombing in Birmingham Alabama, kills 4 African-American girls
  • Sep 15 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inn
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • Sep 15 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

Sep 15 The Beatles headline The Great Prop Prom at Royal Albert Hall, London; The Rolling Stones are one of the opening acts [1]

  • Sep 16 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

Historic Event

Sep 16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

  • Sep 16 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 17 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • Sep 18 Final MLB game at Polo Grounds, New York City; 1,752 see Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets 5-1
  • 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.

Voyage of Discovery

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

  • Sep 22 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • Sep 23 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • Sep 23 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • Sep 24 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • Sep 26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cuban consulate in Mexico City, seeking a visa
  • Sep 28 "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Little Deuce Coupe" single by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • Sep 28 Novelty song "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells, from Villas, New Jersey, peaks at #16

Television Debut

Sep 28 "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • Sep 28 "Nick Teen & Al K. Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • Sep 28 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts, a one-hit wonder from the Bronx, NYC, peaks at #2
  • Sep 28 "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • Sep 28 "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon voiced by Don Adams debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Sep 28 NYC DJ "Murray The K" plays The Beatles "She Loves You" on the radio

Television Debut

Sep 29 "The Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • Sep 29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul
  • Sep 29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)
  • Sep 29 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game

Music History

Sep 29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

  • Sep 29 "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • Sep 30 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Sep 30 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office