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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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Winter Light

Winter Light

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

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

Country: United States of America

Le Doulos

Le Doulos

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre

Country: United States of America

This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Country: United States of America

Le Petit Soldat

Le Petit Soldat

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais

The Raven

The Raven

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1963?
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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.

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.

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction

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The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959.