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Historical Events In 1963

Saturday, 02 July 2022

May 01   Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands in the year 1963.  

May 01   The first American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies  

May 03   On this day in history martin Luther King Jr delivers his "I have a dream" speech  

May 03   Over 1,600 residents of Hay River and Fort Simpson airlifted to safety after towns struck by flooding; the townsites will be moved to higher ground on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history heinrich Gebhard, composer, dies  

May 06   In the year 1963 monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74  

May 06   In the year 1963 pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)  

May 07   In the year 1963 bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champion  

May 07   SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km)) on this day in history.  

May 08   "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years in the year 1963.  

May 08   JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.  

May 09   In the year 1963 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

May 10   On this day in history decca signs the Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison  

May 11   In the year 1963 "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2  

May 11   Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham AL on this day in history.  

May 11   The birth of Natasha Richardson, American Actress on this day in history.  

May 12   Bob Dylan walks off Ed Sullivan Show on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1963 race riot in Birmingham AL  

May 12   Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1963.  

May 14   In the year 1963 kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations  

May 15   In the year 1963 last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched  

May 15   Peter, Paul & Mary win their first Grammy (If I Had a Hammer) in the year 1963.  

May 15   On this day in history tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam  

May 16   Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Project Mercury on this day in history.  

May 17   US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1963.  

May 18   On this day in history "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1  

May 20   In the year 1963 sukarno appointed President of Indonesia  

May 22   In the year 1963 a C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London  

May 22   On this day in history greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured  

May 23   NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000 on this day in history.  

May 24   Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1963 the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely  

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Famous Birthdays In 1963

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   David Cone, KC Mo, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees) was born in the year 1963.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of edgar Martinez, NYC, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   In the year 1963 birth of aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)  

Jan 03   In the year 1963 birth of ashley Chinner, Cape Town S Afr, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)  

Jan 03   Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Jerome Young, American professional wrestler was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist  

Famous Deaths In 1963

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58  

Jan 03   Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)  

Jan 08   Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66  

Jan 11   In the year 1963 arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60  

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