On This Day

Events in History in 1963 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 328 of 328

  • Aug 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 24 1st 200 metre freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
  • Aug 28 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

USAMarch on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Aug 28 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech addressing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Civil rights leaders link arms in front of marchers on Constitution Avenue
Civil rights leaders link arms in front of marchers on Constitution Avenue
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  • Aug 29 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • Aug 30 Hotline communication link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed. Often known as the "red telephone" no phones were ever used, relying instead on Teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.
  • Sep 1 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot

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Sep 2 Alabama Governor George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 4 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • Sep 6 The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
  • Sep 7 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 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
  • 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 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • Sep 15 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inn
  • Sep 15 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

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

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • 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.

DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

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

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

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

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Sep 27 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
  • Sep 27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • Sep 28 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
  • Sep 28 NYC DJ "Murray The K" plays "She Loves You" on the radio

  • 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 Wis takes office
  • Oct 1 Nigeria enacts a new constitution and becomes a republic

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

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Oct 3 Hurricane 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 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Oct 9 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigns and is replaced by Alec Douglas-Home

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Oct 9 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • Oct 9 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • Oct 10 Netherlands population hits 12,000,000
  • Oct 10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • 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 forms British government
  • Oct 20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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.

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Oct 23 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 24 KRO shows first episode of Bonanza
  • Oct 24 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • Oct 25 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 26 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • Oct 30 Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
  • Oct 30 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award

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Oct 31 J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 31 Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' in Indiana

BattleCoup d'état

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
  • 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

AssassinationAssassination 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

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Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
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  • 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
  • Nov 30 Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
  • Dec 1 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
  • Dec 2 First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km

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

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro

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

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Dec 7 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 8 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed
  • Dec 10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler

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

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Dec 12 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
  • 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 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
  • Dec 18 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
  • 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 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 22 Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives
  • Dec 23 Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
  • Dec 23 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • Dec 24 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • Dec 26 US furnishes cereal to USSR
  • Dec 30 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar