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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1963?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1963 Soap operas General Hospital andDoctors Premier on TV
  • 02 Apr 1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254 / 914 km)
  • 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 (posthumously)
  • 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.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1963?
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Washington Wife by Ellen Maury Slayden

Washington Wife

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The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Great Hunger

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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America.

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

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Happiness is Classic Peanuts! These collector’s editions perfectly recreate the original look and feel of the best-loved Peanuts books—their paper, their ink, even their lamination.

O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

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O Ye Jigs

The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper

The Whole Truth And Nothing But

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Hedda Hopper tells all, reveals the inner secrets, hidden fears, the behind-the-scene stories of Hollywood and hte people who made it famous -- Hedda Hopper has known three generations of Hollywood;