January 11 - The Whiskey-a-Go-Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA,
January 14 - George Wallace becomes governor of Alabama.
January 22 - Elysée treaty between France and Germany.
February 8 - Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba
are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
February 11 - CIA Domestic Operations Division is created.
March 4 - In Paris six people are sentenced to death for conspiring to assassinate President
Charles de Gaulle.
March 18 - Court decides poor must have lawyers (Gideon vs. Wainwright Supreme Court
March 21 - Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
March 27 - In Britain Dr Beeching issues report calling for huge cuts to the UK's rail
network See Beeching axe.
April 7 - Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic and Josip Broz Tito is named
President for life.
April 22 - Lester B. Pearson becomes Canada's fourteenth prime minister.
May 15 - Mercury program: NASA launches the last mission of the program, Mercury 9 (on
June 12 NASA Administrator James E. Webb told Congress the program was complete).
May 25 - In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
June 16 - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) becomes the first woman in space.
June 22 - Pope Paul VI is elected by College of Cardinals.
August 5 - United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
August 8 - The Great Train Robbery takes place in Buckinghamshire, England.
August 18 - American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black
person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
August 28 - Martin Luther King delivers his "I have a dream" speech on the steps at the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
September 15 - American civil rights movement: The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
results in 4 deaths and 22 injuries.
September 29 - Opening of second period of Second Vatican Council in Rome.
October 9 - Uganda becomes a republic.
October 9 - In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when the Vaiont Dam breaks
after a large landslide behind the dam causes water to overtop it.
November 2 - South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem is assassinated following
a military coup.
November 6 - Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and murder of President Ngo
Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
November 7 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, 11 miners are rescued from a
collapsed mine after 14 days.
November 9 - 1963 Miike coal-mine explosion: In Japan, a coal mine explosion
kills 458 and sends 839 carbon monoxide poisoning victims to the hospital.
November 22 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President
John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Texas Governor John B. Connally is
seriously wounded, and US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn-in as the
36th President of the United States.
November 24 - John F. Kennedy assassination: Alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
is mortally shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas on live national television.
November 24 - Vietnam War: Newly sworn in US President Lyndon B. Johnson
confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam
militarily and economically.
November 25 - John F. Kennedy assassination: The late US President John F. Kennedy
is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
November 29 - John F. Kennedy assassination: US President Lyndon B. Johnson
establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy.
November 29 - A Douglas DC-8 carrying Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831 crashes into
a wooded hillside after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, killing
all 118 on board (for many years this was the worst air disaster in Canada's history).
December 4 - Closing of second period of Second Vatican Council.
End of the Mercury program of United States manned spaceflight.Unknown date
D. H. Frisch and J. H. Smith prove radioactive decay of mesons is slowed by their motion.
(See Einstein's special relativity and general relativity).
Syncom, the world's first geostationary (synchronous) satellite is orbited by NASA.
Full deployment of SAGE, the semi-automated ground environment.
TAT-3 cable goes into operation.
Geneticist J. B. S. Haldane coins the word "clone".
Arecibo Observatory officially begins operation.
Ostankino Tower in Moscow begins construction.
The divorce case of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll causes scandal in the United Kingdom.
1963 in film:
Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
Charade starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
McLintock! starring John Wayne.
1963 in music:
February 11 - The Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album, including Please,
Please Me (released on March 2).
1963 in sports
January 29 - First inductees into the "Pro Football" Hall of Fame are announced.
1963 in television:
November 22 - regular television programming is suspended following news
of John F. Kennedy's assassination
November 23 - first episode of Dr Who is broadcast in the UK.
November 24 - Jack Ruby murders John F. Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey
Oswald live on television.
The television remote control is authorized by the FCC.Births
January 14 - Steven Soderbergh
January 21 - Hakeem Olajuwon
January 23 - Gail O'Grady
January 26 - Andrew Ridgeley
February 9 - Travis Tritt
, country music singer.
February 11 - Todd Benzinger
, American baseball player.
February 17 - Michael Jordan
, basketball legend.
February 19 - Seal
February 20 - Charles Barkley
, American basketball player.
February 21 - William Baldwin
February 22 - Vijay Singh
March 4 - Jason Newsted
, former bassist of Metallica.
March 6 - D.L. Hughley
, actor, comedian.
March 10 - Neneh Cherry
March 18 - Vanessa Williams
, actress, singer, Miss America.
March 27 - Quentin Tarantino
, actor, director, writer, producer.
March 27 - Xuxa
, Brazilian television personality.
April 4 - Graham Norton
, talk show host.
April 9 - Joe Scarborough
, American cable news host.
April 13 - Garry Kasparov
, World Chess Champion 1985-2000.
April 18 - Conan O'Brien
, American television entertainer.
April 26 - Jet Li
, martial arts fighter, actor.
May 8 - Helena Blagne Zaman
, Slovene singer.
May 11 - Natasha Richardson
May 25 - Mike Myers
, actor, comedian.
June 9 - Johnny Depp
June 18 - Bruce Smith
, American football player.
June 23 - Colin Montgomerie
June 25 - George Michael
July 16 - Phoebe Cates
July 24 - Karl Malone
July 30 - Lisa Kudrow
, American actress.
July 31 - Adrianus Marinus (Arjen) van den Houten
August 3 - James Hetfield
, Metallica frontman and co-founder.
August 19 - John Stamos
September 10 - Randy Johnson
, baseball pitcher, five-time Cy Young Award winner.
September 15 - Eveline de Hay
September 29 - Dave Andreychuk
, NHL player.
October 10 - Daniel Pearl
, journalist (d. 2002).
October 22 - Brian Boitano
, figure skater.
October 26 - Natalie Merchant
November 18 - Dante Bichette
, baseball player.
December 2 - Marina Cornelia van den Houten
December 2 - John Kennedy Morrisey
December 14 - Marian Geerhold
December 18 - Brad Pitt
January 5 - Rogers Hornsby
, Baseball Hall of Famer.
January 24 - William Commers Troast
January 29 - Robert Frost
January 30 - Francis Poulenc
February 7 - Nicholas Koert
February 11 - Sylvia Plath
March 4 - William Carlos Williams
March 5 - Patsy Cline
and Cowboy Copas
, country music singers.
April 6 - Otto Struve
, astronomer (b. 1897).
April 9 - Eddie Edwards
, jazz musician (b. 1891).
May 12 - Bobby Kerr
, Canadian sprinter.
May 31 - Edith Hamilton
, educator and author.
June 3 - Pope John XXIII
June 5 - Elizabeth van den Houten
June 9 - Hermanus van den Houten
June 11 - Thich Quang Duc
August 5 - Theodore Roethke
, American poet.
September 11 - Suzanne Duchamp
, Dada painter.
October - John N. Stoutjesdyk / Stouten
October 11 - Edith Piaf
, French singer.
October 11 - Jean Cocteau
November 1 - Ngo Dinh Diem
, President of South Vietnam.
November 22 - John F. Kennedy
, 35th President of the United States.
November 22 - Aldous Huxley
November 22 - C.S. Lewis
- novelist, Christian apologist, and English professor.
November 24 - Lee Harvey Oswald
, shot by Jack Ruby.
December 1 - Amy Elizabeth Thorpe
, American spy in WW II.
December 5 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann
December 28 - Paul Hindemith
, German composer.Johanna van den Houten
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