October 1963 calendar

October 1963

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1963.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 1963: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1963?


  • 01 Oct 1963 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • 02 Oct 1963 W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • 03 Oct 1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured
  • 04 Oct 1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government.
  • 05 Oct 1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • 06 Oct 1963 Barbra Streisand appears on Judy Garland Show
  • 07 Oct 1963 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • 08 Oct 1963 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya.
  • 09 Oct 1963 British Premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
  • 10 Oct 1963 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
  • 12 Oct 1963 Student Gypsy closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 13 Oct 1963 Beatlemania is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • 14 Oct 1963 Algeria and Morocco border conflict
  • 15 Oct 1963 Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
  • 16 Oct 1963 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • 17 Oct 1963 Jennie opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 18 Oct 1963 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • 19 Oct 1963 Beatles record I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • 20 Oct 1963 Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
  • 22 Oct 1963 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest.
  • 24 Oct 1963 110 in the Shade opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 25 Oct 1963 Anti-Kennedy WANTED FOR TREASON pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • 26 Oct 1963 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • 27 Oct 1963 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW vs. Queensland at Gabba
  • 28 Oct 1963 Demolition of the 1910 Pennsylvania Station begins in New York City. Demolition continues until 1966.
  • 29 Oct 1963 Meet the Beatles booklet is published
  • 30 Oct 1963 Morocco and Algeria signs cease fire
  • 31 Oct 1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles and their fans at London Airport
  • 05 Oct 1963 The United States suspends the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Blue Velvet
  2. - Sugar Shack
  3. - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
  4. - Be My Baby
  5. - Deep Purple

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - She Loves You
  2. - Do You Love Me?
  3. - It's All In The Game
  4. - Bad To Me
  5. - Then He Kissed Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1963?

Powers Of Attorney by Louis Auchincloss

Powers Of Attorney


Louis Auchincloss is best known as the author of many bestsellers. However, he is also a lawyer. He combines both his vocations in Powers of Attorney, which is graphically and authoritative.

My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman

My Darling Clementine


This is the acclaimed biography about Lady Clementine. It was first published in 1963 and became an international bestseller.

The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper

The Whole Truth And Nothing But


Hedda Hoopper tells it all. She reveals the secrets, fears, and behind-the scenes stories of Hollywood. Hedda has been around three generations of Hollywood.

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

On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming

On Her Majesty'S Secret Service


After Operation Thunderball, Ernst Stavro Blofeld lost his trail and so did 007's love of his job. Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, a young troubled woman who shares his love for danger and fast cars, is the only thing that can …