April 1963 calendar

April 1963

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1963.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1963: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1963?


  • 01 Apr 1963 Soap operas General Hospital andDoctors Premier on TV
  • 02 Apr 1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit
  • 03 Apr 1963 SCLC volunteers kick off the Birmingham campaign (Birmingham, Alabama) against racial segregation in the United States with a sit-in.
  • 05 Apr 1963 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa.
  • 07 Apr 1963 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286.
  • 08 Apr 1963 35th Academy Awards - Lawrence of Arabia, Anne Bancroft and Gregory Peck win.
  • 09 Apr 1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen
  • 10 Apr 1963 Thresher, US atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
  • 11 Apr 1963 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
  • 12 Apr 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators.
  • 13 Apr 1963 Pete Rose triples for his first major league base hit.
  • 14 Apr 1963 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group Rolling Stones
  • 15 Apr 1963 70,000 marchers arrive in London from Aldermaston, to demonstrate against nuclear weapons.
  • 18 Apr 1963 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1.
  • 19 Apr 1963 Hot Spot opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • 20 Apr 1963 Sophie closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 21 Apr 1963 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
  • 22 Apr 1963 Lester Bowles Pearson becomes the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 24 Apr 1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  • 26 Apr 1963 In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
  • 27 Apr 1963 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow.
  • 28 Apr 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • 29 Apr 1963 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
  • 30 Apr 1963 The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.

Famous Birthday

  • American talk show host picked to replace David Letterman as host of NBC's "Late Night.

  • Soviet chess player and world champion after defeating A. Karpov in 1985.

  • Jet Li

    Movie Actor.

  • Julian Lennon

    British song writer, musician, singer and noted family, the son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1963?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - He's So Fine
  2. - I Will Follow Him
  3. - Our Day Will Come
  4. - Can't Get Used To Losing You
  5. - The End Of The World

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - How Do You Do It?
  2. - From A Jack To A King
  3. - Foot Tapper
  4. - Summer Holiday
  5. - Brown-Eyed Handsome Man


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis

Starring: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Country: United States of America

Love Is a Ball

Love Is a Ball

Release year: 1963

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Charles Boyer, Ricardo Montalban

13 Frightened Girls

13 Frightened Girls

Release year: 1963

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh

Free, White and 21

Free, White and 21

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Larry Buchanan

Starring: Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund, George Edgley, Johnny Hicks

Party Time

Party Time

Release year: 1963

Directed by: ---


Which were the most popular books released in April 1963?
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger

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


The author wrote: The two long pieces of this book were originally published in The New Yorker. RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS, 1955, SEYMOUR 1959 Introduction.

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court


2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. This is an exact facsimile, and not reproduced using optical recognition software. This title recounts Nizer's significant civil and criminal accomplishments.

Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns

Final Verdict


Final verdict

The Fall Of The Dynasties by Edmond Taylor

The Fall Of The Dynasties


The most popular history of the best type . . An excellent book that ranks with Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August or Alan Moorehead’s Gallipoli.

O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!


O Ye Jigs