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

But much more happened on February 1963: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1963?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1963 Nyasaland (later Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda.
  • 02 Feb 1963 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • 05 Feb 1963 Soviet lunar probe failure
  • 08 Feb 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 09 Feb 1963 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7)
  • 10 Feb 1963 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon.
  • 11 Feb 1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • 12 Feb 1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron.
  • 14 Feb 1963 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1.
  • 15 Feb 1963 Ken Lynch records Misery, 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
  • 16 Feb 1963 C and A Building in Amsterdam burns down.
  • 17 Feb 1963 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8).
  • 19 Feb 1963 USSR informs US President John Kennedy it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba.
  • 20 Feb 1963 Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants) signs a record US$100,000 per year contract.
  • 21 Feb 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 22 Feb 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 27 Feb 1963 Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees sign a baseball contract worth US$100,000.
  • 28 Feb 1963 Dorothy Schiff resigns from the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association, feeling that the city needs at least one paper. Her paper, the ''New York Post'', resumes publication on March 4.

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Movies

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Bay of Angels

Bay of Angels

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens

The Mind Benders

The Mind Benders

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Michael Bryant

Frau Holle

Frau Holle

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Gottfried Kolditz

Starring: Mathilde Danegger, Karin Ugowski, Katharina Lind, Elfriede Florin

Le vice et la vertu

Le vice et la vertu

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Annie Girardot, Robert Hossein, Catherine Deneuve, O.E. Hasse