Events in History in November 1963

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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