1963: On This Year


1963 (MCMLXIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1963 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1963 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1963, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1963, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1963, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1963, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1963.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1963 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1963 known for ?

  • The sixties was a decade belonging firmly to the counterculture; those ten years saw revolutions in social norms surrounding music, drugs, dress, sexuality, clothing, and gender roles.
  • Fitting into that larger era, 1963 saw plenty of world-changing firsts and the rise of the then-controversial Beatlemania. The world population in 1963 hovered at roughly 3.2 billion. The most popular names for the 4,098,020 babies born in that year were Lisa and Michael and Lisa.
  • People born that year include Michael Jordan, Johnny Depp, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and Whitney Houston. Sadly, the world also bid its farewell to poet Robert Frost, the NAACP’s founder W.E.B. Du Bois, author Aldous Huxley, and Pope John XXIII. In addition to those names, this United States saw the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
  • The two most popular books of the year were The Bell jar and Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. People flooded the cinemas to see the years hit movies: The Birds, The Great Escape, and Cleopatra.
    On the television, Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Doctor Who premiered on BBC. 1963 also witnessed to many changes in prisons, women’s pay, and video technology.
  • Many things happened first in 1963: the first Boeing took to the skies, Winston Churchill became the first honorary US citizen, the UK saw the world’s first home video recorder, and James Hardy performed the first successful lung transplant.
  • Ending nearly 30 years of operation, the infamous Alcatraz prison closed on March 12th. Another thing saw its end when the USA ended its financial relationship with Cuba. While that particular relationship ended bitterly, peace was ensured in other arenas as JFK signed a nuclear test ban treaty. Before his death, JFK also guaranteed the rights of many working women when he signed equal pay for men and women into law.
  • On the Civil Rights front, Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. If you love reading Where the Wild Things Are with your children, or ruminate over Kennedy’s sudden death, those things found their start in 1963.

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1963: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1963, during the 36th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 13/04/1964 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1963:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Tony Richardson, for the movie Tom Jones, starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Sidney Poitier, for the movie Lilies of the Field, starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Patricia Neal, for the movie Hud, starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Melvyn Douglas, for the movie Hud, starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1963?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Margaret Rutherford, for the movie The V.I.P.s, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli produced in the .
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1963: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. A leader of the Civil Rights Movement, King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

1963: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1963 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim


Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being


Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History


Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone



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1963: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1963?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1963 was the Year of the Rabbit.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rabbit sign.

Nobel Prize

1963: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1963: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1963 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • League of Red Cross societies
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1963: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1963 were Michael, John and David for boys and Lisa, Mary and Susan for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1963: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1963 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • John
  • David
  • James
  • Robert
  • Mark
  • William
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Jeffrey

1963: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1963 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Lisa
  • Mary
  • Susan
  • Karen
  • Linda
  • Donna
  • Patricia
  • Lori
  • Sandra
  • Cynthia

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1963: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1963, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer

1963: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1963 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer
  2. My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels
  3. Hey Paula by Paul and Paula
  4. Rhythm Of The Rain by The Cascades
  5. He's So Fine by The Chiffons
  6. Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton
  7. Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto
  8. I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March
  9. Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder
  10. Can't Get Used To Losing You by Andy Williams

1963: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1963, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was She Loves You by The Beatles

1963: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1963 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. She Loves You by The Beatles
  2. I Like It by Gerry & The Pacemakers
  3. From A Jack To A King by Ned Miller
  4. Bad To Me by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  5. How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers
  6. The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard
  7. Confessin' by Frank Ifield
  8. Foot Tapper by The Shadows
  9. You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers
  10. From Me To You by The Beatles

1963: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1963 were:

The Great Escape

Release year: 1963

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Country: United States of America

Irma la Douce

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Country: United States of America

Irma la Douce

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Country: United States of America

Tom Jones

Release year: 1963

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Country: United States of America

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1963: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1963 was 3,211,001,009 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 35.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.1 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1963 was an increase of +60.5 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.92% over the previous year.The average population density in 1963 was 14 persons per square mile (or 22 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1963?

Here's what happened in 1963:

  • Jan 1, 1963: WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • Jan 3, 1963: WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4, 1963: Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon.
  • Jan 5, 1963: Camelot closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • Jan 6, 1963: Oliver! opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • Jan 7, 1963: 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • Jan 8, 1963: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 9, 1963: Mao Tse-tung writes his poem Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo
  • Jan 11, 1963: 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • Jan 12, 1963: Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia versus England.
  • Jan 13, 1963: NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20.
  • Jan 14, 1963: George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!".
  • Jan 17, 1963: Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km.
  • Jan 18, 1963: Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59).
  • Jan 22, 1963: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament.
  • Jan 23, 1963: The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attack the Portuguese Army stationed in Tite.
  • Jan 24, 1963: Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champion and Thesz becomes NWA champ.
  • Jan 26, 1963: Milk & Honey closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • Jan 27, 1963: Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jan 28, 1963: -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C) in Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA (state record).
  • Jan 29, 1963: Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
  • Feb 1, 1963: Nyasaland (later Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda.
  • Feb 2, 1963: Helen Shapiro begins tour
  • Feb 5, 1963: Soviet lunar probe failure
  • Feb 8, 1963: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Feb 9, 1963: 7th largest snowfall in NYC history
  • Feb 10, 1963: US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon.
  • Feb 11, 1963: Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • Feb 12, 1963: Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron.
  • Feb 14, 1963: US launches communications satellite Syncom 1.
  • Feb 15, 1963: Ken Lynch records Misery, 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
  • Feb 16, 1963: C and A Building in Amsterdam burns down.
  • Feb 17, 1963: Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8).
  • Feb 19, 1963: USSR informs US President John Kennedy it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba.
  • Feb 20, 1963: Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants) signs a record US$100,000 per year contract.
  • Feb 21, 1963: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Feb 22, 1963: Beatles begin their own music publishing company
  • Feb 27, 1963: Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees sign a baseball contract worth US$100,000.
  • Feb 28, 1963: Dorothy Schiff resigns from the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association, feeling that the city needs at least one paper. Her paper, the ''New York Post'', resumes publication on March 4.
  • Mar 1, 1963: 200,000 French mine workers strike.
  • Mar 5, 1963: Beatles record From Me to You andThank You Girl
  • Mar 8, 1963: Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria.
  • Mar 9, 1963: Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
  • Mar 10, 1963: Pete Rose debuts with hits in his two first at bats in spring training.
  • Mar 11, 1963: Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
  • Mar 12, 1963: Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
  • Mar 13, 1963: Russians make two reconnaissance flights over Alaska.
  • Mar 14, 1963: San Francisco's Guy Rodgers ties NBA record with 28 assists.
  • Mar 15, 1963: WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16, 1963: Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • Mar 17, 1963: Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali kills 1,500 Balinese.
  • Mar 18, 1963: Tovarich opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Mar 20, 1963: 1st Pop Art exhibition
  • Mar 21, 1963: Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • Mar 22, 1963: British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • Mar 23, 1963: American boxer Davey Moore dies seconds after being knocked-out in feather-weight boxing championship at age 29.
  • Mar 25, 1963: KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 27, 1963: Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • Mar 29, 1963: Final episode of soap opera Young Doctor Malone
  • Mar 30, 1963: Indigenous Australians legally allowed to drink alcohol in New South Wales.''Tracker'', quotFootprints Trackerquot, August 2012, p. 46.
  • Mar 31, 1963: LA ends streetcar service after 90 years
  • Apr 1, 1963: Soap operas General Hospital andDoctors Premier on TV
  • Apr 2, 1963: Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit
  • Apr 3, 1963: SCLC volunteers kick off the Birmingham campaign (Birmingham, Alabama) against racial segregation in the United States with a sit-in.
  • Apr 5, 1963: Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa.
  • Apr 7, 1963: 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286.
  • Apr 8, 1963: 35th Academy Awards - Lawrence of Arabia, Anne Bancroft and Gregory Peck win.
  • Apr 9, 1963: Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen
  • Apr 10, 1963: Thresher, US atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
  • Apr 11, 1963: John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
  • Apr 12, 1963: Birmingham, Alabama, police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators.
  • Apr 13, 1963: Pete Rose triples for his first major league base hit.
  • Apr 14, 1963: George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group Rolling Stones
  • Apr 15, 1963: 70,000 marchers arrive in London from Aldermaston, to demonstrate against nuclear weapons.
  • Apr 18, 1963: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1.
  • Apr 19, 1963: Hot Spot opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • Apr 20, 1963: Sophie closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Apr 21, 1963: Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
  • Apr 22, 1963: Lester Bowles Pearson becomes the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Apr 24, 1963: 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  • Apr 26, 1963: In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
  • Apr 27, 1963: Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow.
  • Apr 28, 1963: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • Apr 29, 1963: KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
  • Apr 30, 1963: The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
  • May 1, 1963: Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands.
  • May 3, 1963: Martin Luther King Jr delivers his I have a dream speech
  • May 4, 1963: Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of five balks in a game.
  • May 5, 1963: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • May 6, 1963: Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman
  • May 7, 1963: Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
  • May 8, 1963: Dr No premieres in US
  • May 9, 1963: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 10, 1963: Decca signs the Rolling Stones on advice of The Beatles' George Harrison.
  • May 11, 1963: Puff (The Magic Dragon) by Peter, Paul and Mary hits #2
  • May 12, 1963: Bob Dylan walks off Ed Sullivan Show
  • May 13, 1963: The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
  • May 14, 1963: Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations.
  • May 15, 1963: Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
  • May 16, 1963: Beast in Me opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • May 17, 1963: US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 18, 1963: Beast in Me closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • May 19, 1963: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open.
  • May 20, 1963: Sukarno appointed President of Indonesia.
  • May 22, 1963: Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
  • May 23, 1963: NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for US$926,000.
  • May 24, 1963: 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
  • May 25, 1963: Hot Spot closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • May 26, 1963: 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
  • May 27, 1963: Jomo Kenyatta elected first prime minister of Kenya.
  • May 28, 1963: Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal
  • May 30, 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 presidency of Ngo Dinh Diem.
  • Jun 1, 1963: El Watusi by Ray Barreto hits #17
  • Jun 2, 1963: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Jun 3, 1963: A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
  • Jun 4, 1963: 1st transmission of Pop Go the Beatles on BBC radio
  • Jun 5, 1963: Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
  • Jun 6, 1963: Gasunie established
  • Jun 7, 1963: 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) and release 1st single, Come on
  • Jun 8, 1963: Mr President closes at St. James Theater NYC after 265 performances
  • Jun 9, 1963: Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 10, 1963: JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men andwomen
  • Jun 11, 1963: Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Jun 12, 1963: Cleopatra premieres in New York City
  • Jun 13, 1963: Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman Cosmonaut
  • Jun 14, 1963: New York Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • Jun 15, 1963: Sound of Music closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances
  • Jun 16, 1963: Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
  • Jun 17, 1963: British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
  • Jun 18, 1963: 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • Jun 19, 1963: 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • Jun 20, 1963: Beatles form Beatles Ltd to handle their income
  • Jun 21, 1963: Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII.
  • Jun 22, 1963: Little Stevie Wonder (13) releases Fingertips
  • Jun 23, 1963: 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club, Massachusetts
  • Jun 24, 1963: Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
  • Jun 25, 1963: JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • Jun 26, 1963: Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • Jun 27, 1963: Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney I Call Your Name
  • Jun 28, 1963: Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
  • Jun 29, 1963: Little Me closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • Jun 30, 1963: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 1, 1963: President Kennedy arrives in Rome
  • Jul 2, 1963: Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
  • Jul 5, 1963: 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon From Me to You at #87
  • Jul 6, 1963: 70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King
  • Jul 7, 1963: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jul 8, 1963: US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
  • Jul 9, 1963: 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • Jul 11, 1963: South-African ANC Walter Sisulu / Andrew Mlangeni / Govan Mbeki arrested
  • Jul 12, 1963: Pauline Reade, 16, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in Manchester, England. Her remains would be found in July 1987.
  • Jul 13, 1963: Early Wynn wins his 300th and last game at age 43.
  • Jul 14, 1963: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
  • Jul 15, 1963: KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 16, 1963: Amazon carries 190,000 m3 / sec
  • Jul 17, 1963: Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Jul 18, 1963: Failed military coup in Syria
  • Jul 19, 1963: Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Siever hits home run number 300.
  • Jul 20, 1963: 17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
  • Jul 21, 1963: 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
  • Jul 22, 1963: Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 24, 1963: 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Jul 25, 1963: Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
  • Jul 26, 1963: Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
  • Jul 27, 1963: Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Jul 28, 1963: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jul 30, 1963: British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
  • Jul 31, 1963: Arturo Illia elected President of Argentina
  • Aug 1, 1963: Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • Aug 2, 1963: 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17
  • Aug 3, 1963: No Strings closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 580 performances
  • Aug 4, 1963: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Aug 5, 1963: Britain, US and the USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
  • Aug 7, 1963: Jac Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs Cleveland
  • Aug 8, 1963: Kingsmen release Louie, Louie, radio stations label it obscene
  • Aug 9, 1963: Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
  • Aug 10, 1963: Estes Kefauver, American politician (Democrat-Senator-Tennessee) dies at age 60.
  • Aug 12, 1963: Portuguese Dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • Aug 13, 1963: Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
  • Aug 15, 1963: Fulbert Youlou, resigns as President of Congo-Brazzaville
  • Aug 16, 1963: Independence is restored to Dominican Republic.
  • Aug 17, 1963: Jim Hickman becomes the first New York Mets player to hit for the cycle.
  • Aug 18, 1963: James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from University of Mississippi
  • Aug 19, 1963: NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City
  • Aug 21, 1963: Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
  • Aug 22, 1963: NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches altitude of 67 miles (106 km).
  • Aug 23, 1963: Beatles release She Loves You in the UK
  • Aug 24, 1963: Don Schollander swims the 200-metre freestyle in less than 2 minutes for the first time, in a world record time of 1:58.
  • Aug 28, 1963: Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
  • Aug 29, 1963: Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • Aug 30, 1963: Hot Line communications link between Washington DC and Moscow begins.
  • Aug 31, 1963: Hot line between Moscow-Washington, DC installed
  • Sep 1, 1963: Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • Sep 2, 1963: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
  • Sep 4, 1963: Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Durrenasch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
  • Sep 5, 1963: British prostitute Christine Keeler is arrested for perjury. On December 6 she is sentenced to 9 months in prison.
  • Sep 6, 1963: Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • Sep 7, 1963: 1st US TV appearance of Beatles
  • Sep 8, 1963: 77th US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court
  • Sep 9, 1963: Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • Sep 10, 1963: 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • Sep 12, 1963: WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 13, 1963: Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry
  • Sep 14, 1963: Mary Ann Fischer, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's first surviving quintuplets, four girls and a boy.
  • Sep 15, 1963: 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
  • Sep 16, 1963: WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17, 1963: Fugitive premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 18, 1963: USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • Sep 20, 1963: JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • Sep 22, 1963: Czechoslovakian Premier Sikory deposed by Josef Lenart)
  • Sep 23, 1963: Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • Sep 24, 1963: Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • Sep 25, 1963: The Denning Report on the Profumo affair is published in Great Britain.
  • Sep 26, 1963: 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
  • Sep 27, 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
  • Sep 28, 1963: King Leonardo, cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29, 1963: Judy Garland Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 30, 1963: Student Gypsy opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Oct 1, 1963: 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • Oct 2, 1963: W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • Oct 3, 1963: Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured
  • Oct 4, 1963: Gambia achieves full internal self-government.
  • Oct 5, 1963: 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 6, 1963: Barbra Streisand appears on Judy Garland Show
  • Oct 7, 1963: JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • Oct 8, 1963: Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya.
  • Oct 9, 1963: British Premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
  • Oct 10, 1963: Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
  • Oct 12, 1963: Student Gypsy closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 13, 1963: Beatlemania is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
  • Oct 14, 1963: Algeria and Morocco border conflict
  • Oct 15, 1963: Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
  • Oct 16, 1963: 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Oct 17, 1963: Jennie opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 18, 1963: IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • Oct 19, 1963: Beatles record I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Oct 20, 1963: Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
  • Oct 22, 1963: 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest.
  • Oct 24, 1963: 110 in the Shade opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • Oct 25, 1963: Anti-Kennedy WANTED FOR TREASON pamphlets scattered in Dallas
  • Oct 26, 1963: US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 27, 1963: Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW vs. Queensland at Gabba
  • Oct 28, 1963: Demolition of the 1910 Pennsylvania Station begins in New York City. Demolition continues until 1966.
  • Oct 29, 1963: Meet the Beatles booklet is published
  • Oct 30, 1963: Morocco and Algeria signs cease fire
  • Oct 31, 1963: Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles and their fans at London Airport
  • Nov 1, 1963: The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
  • Nov 2, 1963: Tambourines to Glory opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Nov 3, 1963: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
  • Nov 4, 1963: John Lennon utters his infamous Rattle your jewelry line
  • Nov 5, 1963: US VP Lyndon B Johnson visits Netherlands
  • Nov 6, 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.
  • Nov 7, 1963: Carole Joan Crawford, 20, of Jamaica, crowned 13th Miss World
  • Nov 8, 1963: Finnair flight OH-LCA crashes before landing at Mariehamn airport on the Åland islands.
  • Nov 9, 1963: Tovarich closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Nov 10, 1963: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 12, 1963: Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • Nov 14, 1963: A volcanic eruption under the sea near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.
  • Nov 16, 1963: Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • Nov 17, 1963: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • Nov 18, 1963: Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
  • Nov 19, 1963: Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Nov 21, 1963: JFK flies to Texas
  • Nov 22, 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.
  • Nov 23, 1963: Doctor Who, the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
  • Nov 24, 1963: 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Nov 25, 1963: JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Nov 26, 1963: 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy
  • Nov 27, 1963: The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • Nov 28, 1963: 1st million copy record prior to release I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Nov 29, 1963: LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
  • Nov 30, 1963: 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • Dec 1, 1963: New York Jets' first shutout, beat Kansas City Chiefs 17-0.
  • Dec 3, 1963: The Warren Commission begins its investigation.
  • Dec 4, 1963: Pope Paul VI closes second session of second Vatican Council.
  • Dec 5, 1963: The Seliger Forschungs-und-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH demonstrates rockets for military use to military representatives of non-NATO-countries near Cuxhaven. Although these rockets land via parachute at the end of their flight and no allied laws are violated, the Soviet Union protests this action.
  • Dec 7, 1963: Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
  • Dec 8, 1963: Girl Who Came to Supper opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • Dec 9, 1963: Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • Dec 10, 1963: 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 12, 1963: Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Peron
  • Dec 14, 1963: Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champion.
  • Dec 17, 1963: Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea.
  • Dec 18, 1963: Clarke runs world record 10km (28:15.6).
  • Dec 19, 1963: Zanzibar becomes independent from the UK
  • Dec 20, 1963: Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville.
  • Dec 21, 1963: Cyprus Emergency: Inter-communal fighting erupts between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
  • Dec 22, 1963: Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores passes for six touchdowns vs Houston Oilers (52-49).
  • Dec 23, 1963: Beach Boys 1st appearance on Shindig
  • Dec 25, 1963: Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Dec 26, 1963: Double Dublin opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Dec 28, 1963: Double Dublin closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Dec 29, 1963: 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2).
  • Dec 30, 1963: Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
  • Dec 31, 1963: Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio
  • Jan 2, 1963: Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory, at the Battle of Ap Bac.


What does the year 1963 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1963 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 64th year of the 20th century and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1962 and precedes 1964.

calendars for year 1963

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