March 1963 calendar

March 1963

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1963?


  • 01 Mar 1963 200,000 French mine workers strike.
  • 05 Mar 1963 Beatles record From Me to You andThank You Girl
  • 08 Mar 1963 Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria.
  • 09 Mar 1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
  • 10 Mar 1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his two first at bats in spring training.
  • 11 Mar 1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
  • 12 Mar 1963 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
  • 13 Mar 1963 Russians make two reconnaissance flights over Alaska.
  • 14 Mar 1963 San Francisco's Guy Rodgers ties NBA record with 28 assists.
  • 15 Mar 1963 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Mar 1963 Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • 17 Mar 1963 Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali kills 1,500 Balinese.
  • 18 Mar 1963 Tovarich opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 20 Mar 1963 1st Pop Art exhibition
  • 21 Mar 1963 Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • 22 Mar 1963 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • 23 Mar 1963 American boxer Davey Moore dies seconds after being knocked-out in feather-weight boxing championship at age 29.
  • 25 Mar 1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Mar 1963 Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • 29 Mar 1963 Final episode of soap opera Young Doctor Malone
  • 30 Mar 1963 Indigenous Australians legally allowed to drink alcohol in New South Wales.''Tracker'', quotFootprints Trackerquot, August 2012, p. 46.
  • 31 Mar 1963 LA ends streetcar service after 90 years
  • 05 Mar 1963 American country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Walk Like A Man
  2. - Our Day Will Come
  3. - He's So Fine
  4. - Ruby Baby
  5. - The End Of The World

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Diamonds
  2. - Summer Holiday
  3. - Wayward Wind
  4. - Please Please Me
  5. - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1963?

Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns

Final Verdict


Final verdict

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

Seven Days In May



O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!


O Ye Jigs

Points Of My Compass by E.B. White

Points Of My Compass


. dw, 1962, 240pp

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court


2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. This is an exact facsimile, and not reproduced using optical recognition software. This title recounts Nizer's significant civil and criminal accomplishments.