March 1963 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • Mar 3 Senegal adopts a new constitution
  • Mar 8 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • Mar 11 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
  • Mar 13 Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • Mar 13 Indonesia & Netherlands reinstate diplomatic relations
  • Mar 17 Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Mar 17 Eruptions of Mount Agung on Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
  • Mar 18 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • Mar 20 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)

CommunicationClosure of Alcatraz

Mar 21 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay is closed

  • Mar 22 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • Mar 23 Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 27 Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • Mar 30 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 31 LA ends streetcar service after 90 years

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Tuff Hedeman, American retired bull rider (ambassador of Championship Bull Riding), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 4 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
  • Mar 14 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 16 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Mar 26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • Mar 28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr

Weddings in History

  • Mar 20 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 6 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
  • Mar 20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • Mar 29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64