Historical Events in 1963 (Part 3)

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  • 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 Alou brothers - Felipe, Matty, & Jesús - appear in San Francisco Giants outfield for 1 inning in a 13-5 win over Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • Sep 15 Church bombing in Birmingham Alabama, kills 4 African-American girls

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 15 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

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 Novelty song "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells, from Villas, New Jersey, peaks at #16
  • Sep 28 NYC DJ "Murray The K" plays The Beatles "She Loves You" on the radio
  • Sep 29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

Television Debut

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

Film Premiere

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 29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul

Baseball Record

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 30 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Sep 30 56th Postmaster General: John A. Gronouski of Wisconsin takes office
  • Oct 1 Nigeria enacts a new constitution and becomes a republic

Baseball Record

Oct 2 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0

Historic Event

Oct 2 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

  • Oct 3 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • Oct 3 Meredith Wilson's musical "Here's Love", based on the film "Miracle on 34th Street", opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 338 performances
  • Oct 4 -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • Oct 4 Gambia achieves full internal self-government

NHL All-Star Game

Oct 5 17th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs tie All Stars, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Toronto, LW

  • Oct 5 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
  • Oct 6 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge NY Yankees, 2-1 at Dodger Stadium for 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • Oct 7 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
  • Oct 7 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • Oct 7 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London
  • Oct 8 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • Oct 9 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

Film Premiere

Oct 10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

Nobel Prize

Oct 10 American chemist and anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Linus Pauling wins the Nobel Peace Prize the same day the first nuclear test treaty comes into effect [1]

  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • Oct 10 Netherlands population hits 12,000,000

Film & TV History

Oct 11 William Shatner stars in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • Oct 12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 Final event at Polo Grounds, New York City; 14,235 attend 1st (and only) "Latino All-Star Game" - National League wins 5-2 over American League; festivities include a concert by Tito Puente [1]
  • Oct 12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck

LPGA Championship

Oct 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

  • Oct 13 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play
  • Oct 13 The term "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at the London Palladium
  • Oct 14 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • Oct 15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany
  • Oct 16 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • Oct 17 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 17 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
  • Oct 18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • Oct 20 Alec Douglas-Home's Conservative Party forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria

NFL Record

Oct 20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

Historic Event

Oct 20 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy charges

  • Oct 20 WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 22 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • Oct 22 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

Theater Premiere

Oct 23 Neil Simon's play "Barefoot in the Park" starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley premieres in NYC

Sports History

Oct 23 New York Yankees name Yogi Berra as manager, replacing Ralph Houk who becomes the team's general manager

  • Oct 24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 24 Dutch KRO-TV shows first episode of American western series "Bonanza"
  • Oct 24 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • Oct 25 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 25 The Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Karlstad, Sweden, performing twice at a secondary school auditorium
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27 Cricketer Bob Simpson scores 359 for NSW v Qld at the Gabba in Brisbane

NHL Record

Oct 27 Detroit Red Wings right wing Gordie Howe scores 544th career goal in 6-4 loss to Montreal Canadiens, tying Maurice Richard's all-time NHL regular season record

  • Oct 29 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published

Historic Event

Oct 29 Edgar Kaufmann Jr. deeds his family property Fallingwater (1935), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy [1]

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Oct 31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatlemania firsthand at London's Heathrow Airport as the Beatles are greeted by their fans upon returning from Sweden

  • Oct 31 Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' in Indiana
  • 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 famous quip at a Royal Variety Performance "For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" at the Prince of Wales Theatre 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
  • 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

TV Show Appearance

Nov 11 Brian Epstein and Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for appearances by The Beatles

  • 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
  • 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

Historic Event

Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart

  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of the Indian union
  • Dec 1 Wendell Scott wins the Grand National Series Jacksonville 200 at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level
  • Dec 2 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • Dec 2 First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km
  • Dec 2 MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965

Historic Event

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

  • Dec 4 Boston Bruins' right wing Andy Hebenton sets a new NHL record by playing in his 581st consecutive game in 2-2 tie with Chicago Black Hawks; reaches 630 straight games

Historic Event

Dec 4 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council

  • Dec 6 President Lyndon B. Johnson confers Presidential Medal of Freedom on 31 recipients selected by JFK, including: contralto Marian Anderson; diplomat Ralph Bunche; cellist Pablo Casals; Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter; labor leader George Meaney; architect Mies van der Rohe; pianist Rudolf Serkin; writers E. B. White and Thorton Wilder; and painter Andrew Wyeth; as well as posthumously to JFK himself, and Pope John XXIII
  • Dec 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • Dec 6 The Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fan club members
  • Dec 7 First use of the instant replay machine invented by CBS in a US Army vs Navy football game
  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 8 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra, Jr is kidnapped at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed

Music History

Dec 10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show

Nobel Prize

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

Music Premiere

Dec 10 Leonard Bernstein premieres his Third Symphony "Kaddish" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

Historic Event

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

  • Dec 12 Frank Sinatra, Jr returned by kidnappersafter his father paid the $240,000 ransom demanded
  • Dec 12 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
  • Dec 13 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
  • Dec 14 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 17 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper Lev Yashin wins award for best European football player; beats Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves; first Russian national to win trophy
  • Dec 17 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
  • Dec 17 West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules

Film Premiere

Dec 18 "The Pink Panther" film premieres, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven, with theme by Henry Mancini

  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • Dec 18 Ron Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)

Film Release

Dec 20 "Contempt" film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, is released

  • 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 Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives
  • 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 23 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • Dec 23 The Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
  • Dec 24 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • Dec 25 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
  • Dec 26 "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Dec 26 The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" in the US
  • Dec 26 US furnishes cereal to USSR
  • Dec 28 "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Dec 28 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances

Davis Cup

Dec 28 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Adelaide: American Chuck McKinley beats Australia's John Newcombe 10-12, 6-2, 9-7, 6-2 in the deciding rubber to give US a thrilling 3-2 victory

Music History

Dec 28 Merle Haggard's 1st appearance on country music chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

  • Dec 28 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F1 season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Drivers Championship