December 1963 calendar

December 1963

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1963?


  • 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
  • 01 Dec 1963 Nagaland, became the 16th state of India.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I'm Leaving It Up To You
  2. - Dominique
  3. - Louie Louie
  4. - There! I've Said It Again
  5. - Washington Square

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You'll Never Walk Alone
  2. - She Loves You
  3. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  4. - Sugar And Spice
  5. - You Were Made For Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1963?

My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman

My Darling Clementine


This is the acclaimed biography about Lady Clementine. It was first published in 1963 and became an international bestseller.

The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara

The Hat On The Bed


First Edition. First Printing (STATED). Attractive Book. Tiny tears for DJ. On the front page, a date christmas inscription was written to a friend. Christmas stamp from 1963, glued to a top price DJ sleeve.

City Of Night by John Rechy

City Of Night


[Rechy's] tone rings completely true and is his entirely. . . . He is a truth-teller, and he tells it with such passion, that we are forced into sharing in his life

The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed


A "absorbing and fast-moving" story about Korea, as told by one family. This is the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth (The New York Times).

The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden

The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita


Villa Fiorita was located on Lake Garda, northern Italy. Fanny, Fanny's mother, was fighting for her children. She had been there with Rob Quillet, her lover.