September 1963 calendar

September 1963

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1963?


  • 01 Sep 1963 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • 02 Sep 1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
  • 04 Sep 1963 Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Durrenasch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • 05 Sep 1963 British prostitute Christine Keeler is arrested for perjury. On December 6 she is sentenced to 9 months in prison.
  • 06 Sep 1963 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • 07 Sep 1963 1st US TV appearance of Beatles
  • 08 Sep 1963 77th US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court
  • 09 Sep 1963 Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • 10 Sep 1963 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • 12 Sep 1963 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Sep 1963 Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry
  • 14 Sep 1963 Mary Ann Fischer, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's first surviving quintuplets, four girls and a boy.
  • 15 Sep 1963 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
  • 16 Sep 1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Sep 1963 Fugitive premieres on ABC TV
  • 18 Sep 1963 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 20 Sep 1963 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • 22 Sep 1963 Czechoslovakian Premier Sikory deposed by Josef Lenart)
  • 23 Sep 1963 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • 24 Sep 1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 25 Sep 1963 The Denning Report on the Profumo affair is published in Great Britain.
  • 26 Sep 1963 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
  • 27 Sep 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • 28 Sep 1963 King Leonardo, cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep 1963 Judy Garland Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 30 Sep 1963 Student Gypsy opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 25 Sep 1963 Lord Denning releases the UK government's official report on the Profumo affair.
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Music charts

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

  1. - My Boyfriend's Back
  2. - Blue Velvet
  3. - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)
  4. - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
  5. - Fingertips - Pt 2

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sweets For My Sweet
  2. - She Loves You
  3. - Confessin'
  4. - It's All In The Game
  5. - Bad To Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1963?

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 …

I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope

I Owe Russia $1200


Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, actor, and performer who performed on Broadway, in vaudeville and on television, as well as in movies and radio.

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy


Classic Peanuts are the best! These collector's editions faithfully recreate the look and feel of the most beloved Peanuts books, including their paper, ink, and lamination.

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.

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.