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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1963: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1963?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1963 WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 03 Jan 1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Jan 1963 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon.
  • 05 Jan 1963 Camelot closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • 06 Jan 1963 Oliver! opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 07 Jan 1963 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • 08 Jan 1963 Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 09 Jan 1963 Mao Tse-tung writes his poem Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo
  • 11 Jan 1963 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • 12 Jan 1963 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia versus England.
  • 13 Jan 1963 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20.
  • 14 Jan 1963 George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!".
  • 17 Jan 1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km.
  • 18 Jan 1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59).
  • 22 Jan 1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament.
  • 23 Jan 1963 Guinea-Bissau War of Independence offially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
  • 24 Jan 1963 Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champion and Thesz becomes NWA champ.
  • 26 Jan 1963 Milk & Honey closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 27 Jan 1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 28 Jan 1963 -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C) in Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA (state record).
  • 29 Jan 1963 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1963?
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Elizabeth Appleton by John O'Hara

Elizabeth Appleton

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This novel is the author's astonishing literary achievement- the story of Elizabeth, wife of a college professor and mother of two in the 1930s and beyond.

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 …

Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell

Grandmother and the Priests

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From dust jacket notes: "Rose McConnell was four years old when she first went to visit her Grandmother in Leeds, England in the year 1904. That Grandmother was a rich worldly Irish widow who loved good company.

The Group by Mary McCarth

The Group

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The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris L. West

The Shoes of the Fisherman

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The pope has died, and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals from all over the world gather to choose his successor. Suddenly, the election is concluded - with a surprise result.