July 1963 calendar

July 1963

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

But much more happened on July 1963: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1963?


  • 01 Jul 1963 President Kennedy arrives in Rome
  • 02 Jul 1963 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • 05 Jul 1963 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon From Me to You at #87
  • 06 Jul 1963 70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King
  • 07 Jul 1963 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 08 Jul 1963 US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
  • 09 Jul 1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • 11 Jul 1963 South-African ANC Walter Sisulu / Andrew Mlangeni / Govan Mbeki arrested
  • 12 Jul 1963 Pauline Reade, 16, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in Manchester, England. Her remains would be found in July 1987.
  • 13 Jul 1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th and last game at age 43.
  • 14 Jul 1963 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
  • 15 Jul 1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Jul 1963 Amazon carries 190,000 m3 / sec
  • 17 Jul 1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 18 Jul 1963 Failed military coup in Syria
  • 19 Jul 1963 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Siever hits home run number 300.
  • 20 Jul 1963 17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
  • 21 Jul 1963 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
  • 22 Jul 1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 24 Jul 1963 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 25 Jul 1963 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • 26 Jul 1963 Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • 27 Jul 1963 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 28 Jul 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 30 Jul 1963 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
  • 31 Jul 1963 Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
  • 07 Jul 1963 Buddhist crisis: Police commanded by Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem, attacked a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1963?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial

Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Easier Said Than Done
  2. - Surf City
  3. - Sukiyaki
  4. - So Much In Love
  5. - Blue On Blue

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Like It
  2. - Confessin'
  3. - Atlantis
  4. - Devil In Disguise
  5. - Bo Diddley


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1963?

Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

Travels With Charley


A personal journey through America as told by one its most loved writers. To hear the speech and smell the grass and trees, and to see the sights,

Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton

Terrible Swift Sword


This award-winning episode shows how the Union & Confederacy have slowly but surely reconciled to an all-out conflict--a long and difficult struggle for freedom.

You Are Not The Target by Laura Archera Huxley

You Are Not The Target


Aldous Huxley's life partner offers practical advice on how to deal with anxiety, stress, and competition without getting into mental chaos.

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.

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