On This Day

Events in History in July 1963

Historic Event

Jul 1 US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jul 1 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
  • Jul 3 In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
  • Jul 6 South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested
  • Jul 8 Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
  • Jul 8 US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
  • Jul 9 Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 11 South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
  • Jul 13 Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • Jul 16 Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)
  • Jul 18 Failed military coup in Syria
  • Jul 18 The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
  • Jul 19 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
  • Jul 20 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
  • Jul 20 Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 20 Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 22 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • Jul 24 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Jul 24 Dutch government of Marijnen forms
  • Jul 25 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • Jul 25 US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
  • Jul 26 Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • Jul 26 US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • Jul 26 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • Jul 27 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 27 General Amin al-Hafez becomes President of Syria

Historic Event

Jul 30 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

  • Jul 31 Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina