Events in History in 1963 (Part 2)

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  • Sep 7 Two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened
  • Sep 8 Algerian population accepts constitution
  • Sep 8 Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys in Venezuela

Historic Event

Sep 9 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

  • Sep 10 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 11 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
  • Sep 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • Sep 15 Church bombing in Birmingham Alabama, kills 4 African-American girls

Historic Event

Sep 16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

  • Sep 17 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
  • Sep 18 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • Sep 19 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Voyage of Discovery

Sep 20 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

  • Sep 22 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • Sep 23 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • Sep 24 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • Sep 26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

Historic Event

Sep 26 Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico City, Mexico

  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cuban consulate in Mexico City, seeking a visa
  • Sep 28 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Sep 29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opened in Rome by Pope Paul
  • Sep 29 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • Sep 30 56th Postmaster General: John A. Gronouski of Wisconsin takes office
  • Oct 1 Nigeria enacts a new constitution and becomes a republic

Historic Event

Oct 2 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

  • Oct 3 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • Oct 4 -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • Oct 4 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
  • Oct 5 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  • Oct 7 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
  • Oct 7 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
  • Oct 7 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • Oct 8 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • Oct 9 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

Nobel Prize

Oct 10 American chemist and anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Linus Pauling wins the Nobel Peace Prize the same day the first nuclear test treaty comes into effect [1]

  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • Oct 10 Netherlands population hits 12,000,000
  • Oct 12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
  • Oct 12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
  • Oct 14 Algeria & Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany
  • Oct 16 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 16 NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • Oct 20 Alec Douglas-Home's Conservative Party forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria

Historic Event

Oct 20 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy charges

  • Oct 22 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • Oct 22 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • Oct 24 Dutch KRO-TV shows first episode of American western series "Bonanza"
  • Oct 25 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada

Historic Event

Oct 29 Edgar Kaufmann Jr. deeds his family property Fallingwater (1935), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy [1]

  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 31 Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' in Indiana

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
  • Nov 21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)
  • Nov 22 Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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

  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of the Indian union
  • Dec 2 First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km

Historic Event

Dec 4 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

Historic Event

Dec 4 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council

  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra, Jr is kidnapped at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

Historic Event

Dec 12 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Juan Perón

  • Dec 12 Frank Sinatra, Jr returned by kidnappersafter his father paid the $240,000 ransom demanded
  • Dec 12 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
  • Dec 14 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 17 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
  • Dec 17 West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • Dec 18 Ron Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
  • Dec 20 Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
  • Dec 20 Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • Dec 20 Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
  • Dec 22 Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives
  • Dec 22 Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
  • Dec 22 Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
  • Dec 23 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • Dec 23 The Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
  • Dec 24 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • Dec 26 US furnishes cereal to USSR
  • Dec 30 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar, in honor of John F. Kennedy