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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1963.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1963: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1963?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1963 New York Jets' first shutout, beat Kansas City Chiefs 17-0.
  • 03 Dec 1963 The Warren Commission begins its investigation.
  • 04 Dec 1963 Pope Paul VI closes second session of second Vatican Council.
  • 05 Dec 1963 The Seliger Forschungs-und-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH demonstrates rockets for military use to military representatives of non-NATO-countries near Cuxhaven. Although these rockets land via parachute at the end of their flight and no allied laws are violated, the Soviet Union protests this action.
  • 07 Dec 1963 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • 08 Dec 1963 Girl Who Came to Supper opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • 09 Dec 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • 10 Dec 1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • 12 Dec 1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Peron
  • 14 Dec 1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champion.
  • 17 Dec 1963 Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea.
  • 18 Dec 1963 Clarke runs world record 10km (28:15.6).
  • 19 Dec 1963 Zanzibar becomes independent from the UK
  • 20 Dec 1963 Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville.
  • 21 Dec 1963 Cyprus Emergency: Inter-communal fighting erupts between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
  • 22 Dec 1963 Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores passes for six touchdowns vs Houston Oilers (52-49).
  • 23 Dec 1963 Beach Boys 1st appearance on Shindig
  • 25 Dec 1963 Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 26 Dec 1963 Double Dublin opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 28 Dec 1963 Double Dublin closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 29 Dec 1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2).
  • 30 Dec 1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
  • 31 Dec 1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1963?
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The Three Sirens by Irving Wallace

The Three Sirens

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Even more provocative than The Seven Minutes, this stunning novel reveals the experiences of an American anthropological team - men and women from varied backgrounds, of different ages, driven by their

Our Lady Of The Flowers by Jean Genet

Our Lady Of The Flowers

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'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell.

On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming

On Her Majesty'S Secret Service

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In the aftermath of Operation Thunderball, Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s trail has gone cold—and so has 007’s love for his job. The only thing that can rekindle his passion is Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo, a troubled young woman who shares …

The Rise Of The West by William H. McNeill

The Rise Of The West

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The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor.

The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed

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An “absorbing and fast-moving” saga of Korea as experienced by one unforgettable family, from the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth (The New York Times).