Events in History in November 1963

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Nov 2 Ngô Đình Diệm, the President of South Vietnam, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup by the South Vietnamese Army

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

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Nov 5 US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 7 Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
  • Nov 9 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
  • Nov 12 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • 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

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 23 Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • Nov 23 Horatio Alger Society founded
  • Nov 23 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of 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
  • Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart