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November 23, 1963 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • Horatio Alger Society founded

Historic Event

JFK's body lies in repose in the East Room of the White House

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

Historic Event

LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Birthdays in History

  • Gwynne Shotwell, American engineer and businesswoman (SpaceX), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Joe Ahearne, British television director
  • Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)

Weddings in History

  • "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones
1963 in History