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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1963?


Events

  • 01 May 1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands.
  • 03 May 1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivers his I have a dream speech
  • 04 May 1963 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of five balks in a game.
  • 05 May 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • 06 May 1963 Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)
  • 07 May 1963 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
  • 08 May 1963 Dr No premieres in US
  • 09 May 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 May 1963 Decca signs the Rolling Stones on advice of The Beatles' George Harrison.
  • 11 May 1963 Puff (The Magic Dragon) by Peter, Paul and Mary hits #2
  • 12 May 1963 Bob Dylan walks off Ed Sullivan Show
  • 13 May 1963 The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
  • 14 May 1963 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations.
  • 15 May 1963 Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
  • 16 May 1963 Beast in Me opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 17 May 1963 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 18 May 1963 Beast in Me closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 19 May 1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open.
  • 20 May 1963 Sukarno appointed President of Indonesia.
  • 22 May 1963 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
  • 23 May 1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for US$926,000.
  • 24 May 1963 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
  • 25 May 1963 Hot Spot closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 26 May 1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
  • 27 May 1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected first prime minister of Kenya.
  • 28 May 1963 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 30 May 1963 A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 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

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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.

The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis

The Day They Shook The Plum Tree

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Book by Arthur h.lewis

Washington Wife by Ellen Maury Slayden

Washington Wife

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The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum

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The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim’s outstanding translation in 1959.

The Fall Of The Dynasties by Edmond Taylor

The Fall Of The Dynasties

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“Popular history of the finest sort . . . an excellent book worthy to rank with Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August and Alan Moorehead’s Gallipoli.”