June 1963 calendar

June 1963

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1963?


  • 01 Jun 1963 El Watusi by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • 02 Jun 1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 03 Jun 1963 A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • 04 Jun 1963 1st transmission of Pop Go the Beatles on BBC radio
  • 05 Jun 1963 Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
  • 06 Jun 1963 Gasunie established
  • 07 Jun 1963 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) and release 1st single, Come on
  • 08 Jun 1963 Mr President closes at St. James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • 09 Jun 1963 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
  • 10 Jun 1963 JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men andwomen
  • 11 Jun 1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • 12 Jun 1963 Cleopatra premieres in New York City
  • 13 Jun 1963 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman Cosmonaut
  • 14 Jun 1963 New York Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • 15 Jun 1963 Sound of Music closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • 16 Jun 1963 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
  • 17 Jun 1963 British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • 18 Jun 1963 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • 19 Jun 1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • 20 Jun 1963 Beatles form Beatles Ltd to handle their income
  • 21 Jun 1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII.
  • 22 Jun 1963 Little Stevie Wonder (13) releases Fingertips
  • 23 Jun 1963 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club, Massachusetts
  • 24 Jun 1963 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
  • 25 Jun 1963 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • 26 Jun 1963 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • 27 Jun 1963 Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney I Call Your Name
  • 28 Jun 1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
  • 29 Jun 1963 Little Me closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • 30 Jun 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
  • 03 Jun 1963 Soldiers of the South Vietnamese Army attack protesting Buddhists in Huế with liquid chemicals from tear-gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalized for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1963?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - It's My Party
  2. - Sukiyaki
  3. - If You Wanna Be Happy
  4. - I Love You Because
  5. - Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - From Me To You
  2. - How Do You Do It?
  3. - I Like It
  4. - Can't Get Used To Losing You
  5. - Do You Want To Know A Secret?


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 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,

I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope

I Owe Russia $1200


Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, actor, and performer who performed on Broadway, in vaudeville and on television, as well as in movies and radio.

The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Great Hunger


The 1840s Irish potato famine, which was perhaps the worst event of Victorian history, saw over a million people die and many more flee to America.

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.

Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

Seven Days In May