November 1963 calendar

November 1963

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1963.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1963: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1963?


  • 01 Nov 1963 The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
  • 02 Nov 1963 Tambourines to Glory opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 03 Nov 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
  • 04 Nov 1963 John Lennon utters his infamous Rattle your jewelry line
  • 05 Nov 1963 US VP Lyndon B Johnson visits Netherlands
  • 06 Nov 1963 Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
  • 07 Nov 1963 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, of Jamaica, crowned 13th Miss World
  • 08 Nov 1963 Finnair flight OH-LCA crashes before landing at Mariehamn airport on the Åland islands.
  • 09 Nov 1963 Tovarich closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 10 Nov 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
  • 12 Nov 1963 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • 14 Nov 1963 A volcanic eruption under the sea near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.
  • 16 Nov 1963 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • 17 Nov 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • 18 Nov 1963 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
  • 19 Nov 1963 Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 21 Nov 1963 JFK flies to Texas
  • 22 Nov 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the murders of Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit. Vice President Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as the 36th president at 2:39 p.m.
  • 23 Nov 1963 Doctor Who, the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
  • 24 Nov 1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 25 Nov 1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 26 Nov 1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy
  • 27 Nov 1963 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • 28 Nov 1963 1st million copy record prior to release I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • 29 Nov 1963 LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
  • 30 Nov 1963 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • 01 Nov 1963 The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Sugar Shack
  2. - Deep Purple
  3. - I'm Leaving It Up To You
  4. - Washington Square
  5. - Dominique

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Do You Love Me?
  2. - You'll Never Walk Alone
  3. - She Loves You
  4. - Then He Kissed Me
  5. - Sugar And Spice


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1963?

City Of Night by John Rechy

City Of Night


[Rechy's] tone rings completely true and is his entirely. . . . He is a truth-teller, and he tells it with such passion, that we are forced into sharing in his life

The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford

The American Way Of Death


"Mitford's humorous and unforgiving book, Memoirs of Mori, is the best we can get." It is important that it be updated every decade to ensure our spiritual health. --The

Joy In The Morning by Betty Smith

Joy In The Morning


"A happy affirmation that love can accomplish all things." Chicago Tribune Intensely emotional... Inspired." New York Times Joy in The Morning is the amazing million-copy edition

Elizabeth Appleton by John O'Hara

Elizabeth Appleton


This novel is an extraordinary literary achievement by the author. It tells the story of Elizabeth, the wife of a college professor who was also a mother to two children in the 1930s.

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes

The Venetian Affair


Fenner snuffed Rosenfeld's message and remarked wryly on how he was following the best traditions. He thought that this was an easy game to master.