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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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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1963?
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Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt

Bride Of Pendorric

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Favel Farrington meets Roc Pendorric on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Capri, where she was raised and lives with her father.

Caravans by James A. Michener

Caravans

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First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after …

Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton

Terrible Swift Sword

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The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war--an epic struggle for freedom.

Francis Bacon by Catherine Drinker Bowen

Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon: The temper of a Man

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;