November 1963 in History

Events in History

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

Event of Interest

Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

  • Nov 7 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • 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 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

Event of Interest

Nov 21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)

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 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 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 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

Event of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Nita Ambani, Indian businesswoman (Reliance Industries, Mumbai Indians) and philanthropist, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nov 2 Brian Kemp, American politician, Governor of Georgia (2019-), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese architect (2012 - 1st Chinese architect to win Pritzker Prize), born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player, born in Grosseto, Italy
  • Nov 12 Damon Galgut, South African playwright and writer (2021 Booker Prize), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer, born in Budapest, Hingary
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician (1998 Fields Medal), born in Malborough, England
  • Nov 23 Gwynne Shotwell, American engineer and businesswoman (SpaceX), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)

Weddings in History

Valentina Tereshkova

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Elsa Maxwell, American author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

Ngô Đình DiệmNgô Đình Diệm (1901-1963)

Nov 2 President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American murderer, convict, and ornithologist dubbed "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Nov 22 English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Nov 22 Bikram Singh, Indian Lt-General (Kashmir), killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Nov 22 British author (The Chronicles of Narnia), dies of renal failure at 64

  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indian Lt-General, killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • Nov 22 Erlic Pinto, Indian air vice marshal (Annexation of Goa), killed at 42 in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • Nov 22 J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Nov 22 35th President of the United States (1961-63) and Senator (D-Mass), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Nov 22 William R. Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

Lee Harvey OswaldLee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963)

Nov 24 American assassin, shot dead two days after he killed JFK by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV at 24