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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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Hud

Hud

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States of America

Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

Country: United States of America

Spencer's Mountain

Spencer's Mountain

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Peter Brook

Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

Country: United States of America

The List of Adrian Messenger

The List of Adrian Messenger

Release year: 1963

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1963?
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Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns

Final Verdict

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Final verdict

The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper

The Whole Truth And Nothing But

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Hedda Hopper tells all, reveals the inner secrets, hidden fears, the behind-the-scene stories of Hollywood and hte people who made it famous -- Hedda Hopper has known three generations of Hollywood;

Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell

Grandmother and the Priests

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From dust jacket notes: "Rose McConnell was four years old when she first went to visit her Grandmother in Leeds, England in the year 1904. That Grandmother was a rich worldly Irish widow who loved good company.

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

The Day They Shook The Plum Tree

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Silent Spring

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Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that