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

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Composer, dies at 76.

  • Actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of heart attack at 54.

  • Composer, dies at 48.

  • Actor (Doug-Doorway to Danger), dies at 48.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1963?
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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?
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Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Satsuo Yamamoto

Starring: Raizô Ichikawa, Sô Yamamura, Shiho Fujimura, Mikiko Tsubouchi

The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews

Country: United States of America

Toys in the Attic

Toys in the Attic

Release year: 1963

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

Beach Party

Beach Party

Release year: 1963

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Doctor in Distress

Doctor in Distress

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray


Which were the most popular books released in July 1963?
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger

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


The author wrote: The two long pieces of this book were originally published in The New Yorker. RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS, 1955, SEYMOUR 1959 Introduction.

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.

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.

Portrait Of Myself by Margaret Bourke-White

Portrait Of Myself


Margaret Bourke-White's autobiography was written in the midst of Parkinson's disease. Bourke-White (1904-1971), was an American documentary photographer, best known for taking the first Life cover image.

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy


Classic Peanuts are the best! These collector's editions faithfully recreate the look and feel of the most beloved Peanuts books, including their paper, ink, and lamination.