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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1963?


Events

  • 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 (65,000)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Fire Within

The Fire Within

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Country: United States of America

The Servant

The Servant

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox

Country: United States of America

The Haunting

The Haunting

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Country: United States of America

Shock Corridor

Shock Corridor

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Country: United States of America

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1963?
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Joy In The Morning by Betty Smith

Joy In The Morning

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“A glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible.” — Chicago Tribune "Weeping, laughing, raging, exulting... Intensely emotional... Inspired." — New York Times Joy in the Morning is the magnificent million-copy

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.

Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

Seven Days In May

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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

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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.

Portrait Of Myself by Margaret Bourke-White

Portrait Of Myself

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Margaret Bourke-White's autobiography, written as Parkinson's disease took hold. Bourke-White (1904-1971) was one of the great American documentary photographers, perhaps best known for having taken the first cover image for Life