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1963

The sixties was a decade belonging firmly to the counterculture; those ten years saw revolutions in social norms surrounding music, drugs, dress, sexuality, clothing, and gender roles.

1963

Fitting into that larger era, 1963 saw plenty of world-changing firsts and the rise of the then-controversial Beatlemania. The world population in 1963 hovered at roughly 3.2 billion. The most popular names for the 4,098,020 babies born in that year were Lisa and Michael and Lisa.

People born that year include Michael Jordan, Johnny Depp, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and Whitney Houston. Sadly, the world also bid its farewell to poet Robert Frost, the NAACP’s founder W.E.B. Du Bois, author Aldous Huxley, and Pope John XXIII. In addition to those names, this United States saw the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

The two most popular books of the year were The Bell jar and Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. People flooded the cinemas to see the years hit movies: The Birds, The Great Escape, and Cleopatra.
On the television, Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Doctor Who premiered on BBC. 1963 also witnessed to many changes in prisons, women’s pay, and video technology.

Many things happened first in 1963: the first Boeing took to the skies, Winston Churchill became the first honorary US citizen, the UK saw the world’s first home video recorder, and James Hardy performed the first successful lung transplant.

Ending nearly 30 years of operation, the infamous Alcatraz prison closed on March 12th. Another thing saw its end when the USA ended its financial relationship with Cuba. While that particular relationship ended bitterly, peace was ensured in other arenas as JFK signed a nuclear test ban treaty. Before his death, JFK also guaranteed the rights of many working women when he signed equal pay for men and women into law.

On the Civil Rights front, Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. If you love reading Where the Wild Things Are with your children, or ruminate over Kennedy’s sudden death, those things found their start in 1963.

Have a look at how Virginia, United States of America was like in 1963

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Raven

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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Sanjuro

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi

Country: United States

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Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom

Country: United States

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The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1963 ?

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.

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Grandmother and the Priests

By: Taylor Caldwell

Grandmother and the Priests is a powerful tribute to the memory of all God's servants, the hard-working clergy who dedicate their lives to helping others.

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Seven Days In May

By: Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

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The Sand Pebbles

By: Richard McKenna

As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek's leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect U.S.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1963 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Mark
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Jeffrey
Top #10 female names
  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Linda
  6. Donna
  7. Patricia
  8. Lori
  9. Sandra
  10. Cynthia

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