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Historical Events in 1963 (Part 3)

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 10 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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
  • 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 bombed in Birmingham AL, 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
  • Sep 16 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 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 game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat 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.

DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • 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 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
  • 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 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 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 "She Loves You" on the radio

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Nigeria enacts a new constitution and becomes a republic
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Oct 3 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • Oct 3 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • Oct 4 -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • Oct 4 Gambia achieves full internal self-government

Sport awardNHL 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

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Oct 5 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 5 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 6 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Oct 6 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 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 8 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
  • Oct 9 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Oct 9 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigns and is replaced by Alec Douglas-Home

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

  • Oct 10 Netherlands population hits 12,000,000
  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • Oct 12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
  • Oct 13 "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • 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

Sport awardLPGA 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

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 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 forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 23 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 24 KRO shows first episode of 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 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • Oct 29 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 30 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Oct 31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

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

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • 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 concertMusic 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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 7 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • Nov 7 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever 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 9 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

AgreementContract of Interest

Nov 11 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

  • Nov 11 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
  • Nov 12 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • 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 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • Nov 22 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

AssassinationAssassination 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
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Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
  • Nov 23 Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • Nov 23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • Nov 28 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 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 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
  • Nov 30 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of 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 First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km
  • Dec 2 MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965
  • Dec 2 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 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
  • Dec 6 The Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
  • Dec 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 7 First use of the instant replay machine invented by CBS in a US Army vs Navy football game
  • Dec 8 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed
  • Dec 10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
  • Dec 17 West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
  • 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 18 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
  • 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 "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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 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
  • Dec 29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • Dec 29 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)
  • Dec 30 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV