August 1963 calendar

August 1963

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

But much more happened on August 1963: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1963?


  • 01 Aug 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • 02 Aug 1963 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17
  • 03 Aug 1963 No Strings closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 580 performances
  • 04 Aug 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • 05 Aug 1963 Britain, US and the USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • 07 Aug 1963 Jac Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs Cleveland
  • 08 Aug 1963 Kingsmen release Louie, Louie, radio stations label it obscene
  • 09 Aug 1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • 10 Aug 1963 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Democrat-Senator-Tennessee) dies at age 60.
  • 12 Aug 1963 Portuguese Dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • 13 Aug 1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
  • 15 Aug 1963 Fulbert Youlou, resigns as President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • 16 Aug 1963 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic.
  • 17 Aug 1963 Jim Hickman becomes the first New York Mets player to hit for the cycle.
  • 18 Aug 1963 James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from University of Mississippi
  • 19 Aug 1963 NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City
  • 21 Aug 1963 Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
  • 22 Aug 1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches altitude of 67 miles (106 km).
  • 23 Aug 1963 Beatles release She Loves You in the UK
  • 24 Aug 1963 Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
  • 28 Aug 1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
  • 29 Aug 1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • 30 Aug 1963 Hot Line communications link between Washington DC and Moscow begins.
  • 31 Aug 1963 Hot line between Moscow-Washington, DC installed
  • 08 Aug 1963 The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - So Much In Love
  2. - Fingertips - Pt 2
  3. - My Boyfriend's Back
  4. - Wipe Out
  5. - Blowin' In The Wind

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Confessin'
  2. - Sweets For My Sweet
  3. - I Like It
  4. - Devil In Disguise
  5. - Bad To Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1963?

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy


Classic Peanuts are the best! These collector's editions faithfully recreate the look and feel of the most beloved Peanuts books, including their paper, ink, and lamination.

Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton

Terrible Swift Sword


This award-winning episode shows how the Union & Confederacy have slowly but surely reconciled to an all-out conflict--a long and difficult struggle for freedom.

Joy In The Morning by Betty Smith

Joy In The Morning


"A happy affirmation that love can accomplish all things." Chicago Tribune Intensely emotional... Inspired." New York Times Joy in The Morning is the amazing million-copy edition

Rascal by Sterling North



Rascal is still a baby when Sterling brings him home. The mischievous raccoon and Rascal are best friends.

The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Great Hunger


The 1840s Irish potato famine, which was perhaps the worst event of Victorian history, saw over a million people die and many more flee to America.