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1963Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

1963Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

1963LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1963Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

196318th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills

1963The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

1963Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1963Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

1963Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

1963Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs

1963Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico

1963Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

196335th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

1963JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

1963George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

1963Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

1963LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

1963Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1963Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

1963Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

1963South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy

1963Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

1963Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

1963Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1963USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

1963Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1963Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

1963JFK flies to Texas

1963Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

1963Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

1963US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

1963Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

1963"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

1963Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

1963Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers

1963John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London

1963All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

196327th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

1963Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

1963Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

1963American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

1963Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

1963Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

1963Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

1963J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F Kennedy

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

1963JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression

1963Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

1963Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres

1963Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

1963JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1963US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

1963Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf

1963US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open

1963Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

1963The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1963Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

1963John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

196377th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)

1963Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1963Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

1963Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

19635th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

1963North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

1963Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

1963Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1963Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"

1963Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

19639th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1963Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

1963Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

1963"Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1963 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank 
Jan 1
WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting 
Jan 3
WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 4
Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon 
Jan 5
"Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances 
Jan 5
"Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances 
Jan 5
San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game 
Jan 6
"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC 
Jan 6
"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances 
Jan 7
1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents 
Jan 7
The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired 
Jan 8
"Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art 
Jan 8
Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga 
Jan 9
Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo" 
Jan 11
1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA 
Jan 11
Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why" 
Jan 12
"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1 
Jan 12
Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England 
Jan 13
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14 
Jan 13
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20 
Jan 14
George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!" 
Jan 16
Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb 
Jan 16
Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres 
Jan 17
Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km 
Jan 17
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA 
Jan 18
Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59) 
Jan 18
Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders 
Jan 22
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament 
Jan 22
The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer. 
Jan 24
Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ 
Jan 26
"Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 perfs 
Jan 26
Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone 
Jan 27
Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec 
Jan 27
Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 28
-34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record) 
Jan 29
Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame 
Jan 31
Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby" 
Feb 1
Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda 
Feb 2
Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard) 
Feb 3
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational 
Feb 5
Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars 
Feb 5
Soviet lunar probe failure 
Feb 8
1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) 
Feb 8
AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs 
Feb 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 9
1st flight of Boeing 727 jet 
Feb 9
7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7") 
Feb 10
Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open 
Feb 10
US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon 
Feb 10
US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz 
Feb 11
Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album 
Feb 11
CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!) 
Feb 11
Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres. 
Feb 12
Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron 
Feb 14
US launches communications satellite Syncom 1 
Feb 15
1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright) 
Feb 15
Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else 
Feb 16
1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US) 
Feb 16
Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me" 
Feb 16
C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down 
Feb 16
North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson 
Feb 17
Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8 
Feb 19
Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize 
Feb 19
USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba 
Feb 20
End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson 
Feb 20
Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract 
Feb 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 22
Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs) 
Feb 25
Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me" 
Feb 27
Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000 
Mar 1
200,000 French mine workers strike 
Mar 3
Senegal adopts constitution 
Mar 5
Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl" 
Mar 8
Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria 
Mar 9
Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez 
Mar 10
Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training 
Mar 10
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse 
Mar 11
Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain 
Mar 12
Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold 
Mar 13
2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska 
Mar 13
Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC 
Mar 13
Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations 
Mar 14
SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists 
Mar 15
WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting 
Mar 17
Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game 
Mar 17
Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975) 
Mar 17
Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese 
Mar 18
"Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances 
Mar 18
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
Mar 18
WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 20
1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC) 
Mar 21
Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed 
Mar 21
David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London 
Mar 22
Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me" 
Mar 22
Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler 
Mar 22
Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner 
Mar 23
25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT) 
Mar 23
Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter," premieres in Berlin 
Mar 25
KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Mar 27
Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network. 
Mar 28
AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets 
Mar 29
Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone" 
Mar 30
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
Mar 31
LA ends streetcar service after 90 years 
Apr 1
NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000 
Apr 1
NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike 
Apr 1
Soap operas "General Hospital" & "Doctors" premier on TV 
Apr 2
Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km) 
Apr 2
USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km 
Apr 5
Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me) 
Apr 5
Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa 
Apr 7
27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286 
Apr 7
Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic 
Apr 7
Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors 
Apr 8
35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win 
Apr 8
Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000 
Apr 9
Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen 
Apr 10
USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston 
Apr 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 11
John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty 
Apr 11
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 11
Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty) 
Apr 12
Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK 
Apr 12
Birmingham police use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators 
Apr 13
Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit 
Apr 13
Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game 
Apr 14
George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones" 
Apr 15
"Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Apr 18
"Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Apr 18
Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant 
Apr 18
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1 
Apr 19
"Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances 
Apr 19
67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58 
Apr 20
"Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances 
Apr 20
-30] All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda 
Apr 21
Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time 
Apr 21
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open 
Apr 21
The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time. 
Apr 22
Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada 
Apr 23
"She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 perfs 
Apr 23
Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC 
Apr 24
17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2 
Apr 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 27
"Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname 
Apr 27
Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow 
Apr 28
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Apr 28
17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win 
Apr 29
KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT 
May 1
1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest 
May 1
Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth 
May 3
Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat 
May 4
89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8 
May 4
Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game 
May 5
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open 
May 6
Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August) 
May 7
Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ 
May 7
SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km)) 
May 8
"Dr No" premieres in US 
May 8
JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression 
May 9
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 10
Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison 
May 11
"Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2 
May 11
LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0 
May 11
Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama 
May 12
Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show" 
May 12
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open 
May 12
Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama 
May 14
Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations 
May 15
Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched 
May 15
Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer) 
May 15
Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam 
May 15
5th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins 
May 16
"Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances 
May 16
Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Proj Mercury 
May 17
Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champ 
May 17
Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1 
May 17
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
May 18
"Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances 
May 18
"If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1 
May 18
89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2 
May 19
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open 
May 20
Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia 
May 22
A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London 
May 22
Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured 
May 22
Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade 
May 23
NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000 
May 24
1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely 
May 25
"Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances 
May 25
Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game 
May 25
Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket 
May 25
Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia 
May 26
15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win 
May 26
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
May 26
Organization of African Unity forms 
May 26
Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader 
May 27
Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya 
May 28
Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed 
May 28
Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India) 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h) 
Jun 1
"El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17 
Jun 1
Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya 
Jun 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
Jun 3
A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101. 
Jun 4
1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio 
Jun 4
British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal 
Jun 5
Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina 
Jun 5
State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested 
Jun 6
Gasunie established 
Jun 7
1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on" 
Jun 8
"Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances 
Jun 8
95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2 
Jun 8
American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes 
Jun 9
1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0 
Jun 9
Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open 
Jun 9
Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show" 
Jun 9
Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game 
Jun 9
Equal Pay Act enacted 
Jun 9
Movie "Cleopatra" opens in NY 
Jun 10
US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women 
Jun 11
Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama 
Jun 11
Greek government of Karamanlis resigns 
Jun 11
US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act" 
Jun 12
"Cleopatra" premieres in NYC 
Jun 13
Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut 
Jun 14
NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR 
Jun 14
Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days 
Jun 15
"Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 perfs 
Jun 15
"Sukiyaki" hits #1 
Jun 15
Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28) 
Jun 15
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns 
Jun 15
SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0 
Jun 16
Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister 
Jun 16
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open 
Jun 16
Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6 
Jun 17
British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair 
Jun 17
Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools 
Jun 18
3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school 
Jun 19
2 Russian space missions return to Earth 
Jun 19
Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen 
Jun 19
Greek government of Pipinolis forms 
Jun 19
Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth 
Jun 20
1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-2 
Jun 20
Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income 
Jun 20
US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line" 
Jun 21
Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII 
Jun 22
"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips" 
Jun 23
63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass 
Jun 23
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
Jun 23
NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards 
Jun 23
President Kennedy tours Western Europe 
Jun 24
1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London 
Jun 24
Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government 
Jun 24
Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain 
Jun 25
Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies 
Jun 25
JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt 
Jun 25
South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested 
Jun 25
Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested 
Jun 26
Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government 
Jun 26
Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV 
Jun 26
US President John Kennedy visits West Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner";or is it "I am a doughnut") 
Jun 27
Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name" 
Jun 27
US President John Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland 
Jun 27
USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m 
Jun 27
Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games 
Jun 28
Belaunde Terry inaugurated as pres of Peru 
Jun 28
Khrushchev visits East-Berlin 
Jun 29
"Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances 
Jun 29
Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts 
Jun 29
SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien 
Jun 30
Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church 
Jun 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open 
Jun 30
Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo. 
Jun 30
International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies 
Jul 1
Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You" 
Jul 1
US President Kennedy arrives in Rome 
Jul 1
US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code 
Jul 1
ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail. 
Jul 2
Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves 
Jul 2
Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings 
Jul 3
In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand's worst internal civil aviation accident 
Jul 5
1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87 
Jul 6
70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64) 
Jul 6
77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64) 
Jul 6
South African workers' union leader Billy Nair arrested 
Jul 7
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open 
Jul 8
Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland 
Jul 8
US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba 
Jul 9
34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve 
Jul 9
All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants) 
Jul 9
Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
Jul 9
Federation of Malaysia forms 
Jul 11
South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested 
Jul 13
Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43 
Jul 13
Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft 
Jul 14
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open 
Jul 15
KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 15
Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding 
Jul 16
Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record) 
Jul 17
Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden 
Jul 18
Failed military coup in Syria 
Jul 18
The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum 
Jul 19
NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km 
Jul 19
Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300 
Jul 20
17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC 
Jul 20
18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills 
Jul 20
Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
Jul 20
Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand 
Jul 21
45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas 
Jul 22
Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles" 
Jul 22
Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 24
124 Unification church couples wed in Korea 
Jul 24
Dutch government of Marijnen forms 
Jul 25
Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations 
Jul 25
US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty 
Jul 26
Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+ 
Jul 26
US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched 
Jul 26
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan. 
Jul 27
Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
Jul 27
General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria 
Jul 28
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
Jul 30
British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow 
Jul 31
Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina 
Jul 31
Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRS (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown) 
Jul 31
Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels) 
Aug 1
Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale 
Aug 1
Germany FR annexes Elten village 
Aug 1
WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 2
30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000) 
Aug 3
"No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances 
Aug 3
Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" 
Aug 3
Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool 
Aug 4
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
Aug 5
Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty 
Aug 5
Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH 
Aug 7
Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st US First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland 
Aug 8
Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million) 
Aug 8
Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene 
Aug 8
LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
Aug 8
Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ 
Aug 9
Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres 
Aug 9
NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends 
Aug 11
Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?" 
Aug 11
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational 
Aug 11
Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa 
Aug 12
Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization 
Aug 12
Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year 
Aug 13
US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas 
Aug 13
Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382 
Aug 15
Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville 
Aug 16
Independence is restored to Dominican Republic 
Aug 17
Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle 
Aug 17
Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief 
Aug 18
James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi 
Aug 18
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament 
Aug 19
NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City 
Aug 21
Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win 
Aug 21
Martial law declared in S Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas 
Aug 22
NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km) 
Aug 22
The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles) 
Aug 23
Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK 
Aug 23
Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" 
Aug 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 24
1st 200 metre freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58) 
Aug 24
John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17' 
Aug 25
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open 
Aug 25
Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding 
Aug 26
W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy 
Aug 28
200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, DC 
Aug 28
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens 
Aug 28
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC 
Aug 29
Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH 
Aug 30
Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed 
Sep 1
Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot 
Sep 1
St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate 
Sep 2
Alabama Gov George C Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS 
Sep 2
CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes 
Sep 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament 
Sep 4
Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board. 
Sep 6
Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history 
Sep 6
Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records 
Sep 6
The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded. 
Sep 7
WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 7
American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday 
Sep 7
Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio 
Sep 8
77th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64) 
Sep 8
83rd US Men's Tennis: R H Osuna beats Frank Froehling III (75 64 62) 
Sep 8
Algerian population accepts constitution 
Sep 8
Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons 
Sep 8
Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys 
Sep 8
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open 
Sep 9
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
20 black students entered public schools in Alabama 
Sep 10
Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0 
Sep 10
Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather 
Sep 11
Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage 
Sep 12
WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 13
"Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV 
Sep 13
Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant 
Sep 13
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 14
Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy 
Sep 15
Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls 
Sep 15
Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in SF outfield for 1 inn 
Sep 15
Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria 
Sep 15
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open 
Sep 15
WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 16
"Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV 
Sep 16
Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak 
Sep 16
WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 17
"Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV 
Sep 17
Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32 
Sep 18
Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1 
Sep 18
USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia 
Sep 19
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Sep 20
JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon 
Sep 22
Czechoslovakian premier Široký deposed by Josef Lenart 
Sep 22
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open 
Sep 23
Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State 
Sep 23
WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 24
Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards 
Sep 24
US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing 
Sep 26
1st edition of NYC Review of Books 
Sep 26
Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico 
Sep 27
At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000 
Sep 27
Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico 
Sep 28
"King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15 
Sep 28
"Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1 
Sep 28
"New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV 
Sep 28
"Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95 
Sep 28
"Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2 
Sep 28
"Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62 
Sep 28
"Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV 
Sep 28
Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds 
Sep 28
Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio 
Sep 29
"Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV 
Sep 29
"My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV 
Sep 29
2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome 
Sep 29
Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs 
Sep 29
Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game 
Sep 29
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Sep 29
Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council 
Sep 29
Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros) 
Sep 30
"Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances 
Sep 30
56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office 
Oct 1
1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game 
Oct 1
Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth 
Oct 2
Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees 
Oct 2
W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR 
Oct 3
"Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances 
Oct 3
Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured 
Oct 4
-8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti 
Oct 4
Gambia achieves full internal self-government 
Oct 5
17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto 
Oct 5
Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park 
Oct 5
Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour 
Oct 6
Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show" 
Oct 6
LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series 
Oct 7
Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary 
Oct 7
Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190 
Oct 7
JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty 
Oct 8
Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya 
Oct 9
Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy) 
Oct 9
British premier Harold MacMillan resigns 
Oct 9
Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die 
Oct 9
French air force gets first nuclear weapons 
Oct 9
Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000 
Oct 10
Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die 
Oct 10
Netherland population hits 12,000,000 
Oct 10
France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia. 
Oct 12
"Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances 
Oct 12
Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel 
Oct 12
At 4 am, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck 
Oct 13
"Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium 
Oct 13
15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US) 
Oct 13
9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright 
Oct 14
Algeria & Morocco border conflict 
Oct 14
WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins 
Oct 15
Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor 
Oct 16
2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral 
Oct 16
NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition 
Oct 17
"Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances 
Oct 18
IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics 
Oct 19
Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 
Oct 20
Alec Douglas-Home forms British government 
Oct 20
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
Oct 20
Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds 
Oct 20
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open 
Oct 20
South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy 
Oct 20
WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 22
225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest 
Oct 22
BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board. 
Oct 23
Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC 
Oct 24
"110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 perfs 
Oct 24
KRO shows first episode of Bonanza 
Oct 24
Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award 
Oct 25
Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas 
Oct 25
Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden 
Oct 26
US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada 
Oct 27
Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba 
Oct 27
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament 
Oct 29
"Meet the Beatles" booklet is published 
Oct 30
Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire 
Oct 30
Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award 
Oct 31
Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport 
Oct 31
J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F Kennedy 
Oct 31
Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' (Indiana) 
Nov 2
"Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances 
Nov 2
Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI 
Nov 3
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open 
Nov 4
John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London 
Nov 5
US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands 
Nov 7
Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World 
Nov 7
NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP 
Nov 7
Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days. 
Nov 9
"Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances 
Nov 9
450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan) 
Nov 10
Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545 
Nov 10
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open 
Nov 11
Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles 
Nov 11
Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record 
Nov 12
Train crash in Japan, kills 164 
Nov 16
Toledo, OH newspaper strike began 
Nov 16
Touch-tone telephone introduced 
Nov 17
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 
Nov 18
Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone 
Nov 18
Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens 
Nov 18
King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco 
Nov 21
JFK flies to Texas 
Nov 22
The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK 
Nov 22
Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 
Nov 22
American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas 
Nov 23
"Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts 
Nov 23
"Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 perfs 
Nov 23
Horatio Alger Society founded 
Nov 23
JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House 
Nov 23
LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK
Nov 25
JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery 
Nov 26
29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB) 
Nov 26
Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 26
Explorer 18 launched 
Nov 27
The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg. 
Nov 28
1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 
Nov 28
Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 in UK record chart 
Nov 28
Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ 
Nov 28
WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 29
Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 
Nov 29
LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK 
Nov 29
Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada 
Nov 30
51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10 
Nov 30
Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart 
Dec 1
NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0 
Dec 1
Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union 
Dec 2
1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km 
Dec 2
ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965 
Dec 4
Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968) 
Dec 4
Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council 
Dec 6
Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans 
Dec 6
Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba 
Dec 7
Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans 
Dec 7
Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game. 
Dec 8
"Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs 
Dec 8
Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf 
Dec 8
Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash 
Dec 9
Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped 
Dec 10
6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show 
Dec 10
Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain 
Dec 10
Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers 
Dec 12
Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron 
Dec 12
Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped 
Dec 12
Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK 
Dec 13
Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles 
Dec 14
Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
Dec 17
Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea 
Dec 17
West & East Berlin sign accord about travel rules 
Dec 18
Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6) 
Dec 18
Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow 
Dec 20
Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners 
Dec 20
Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville 
Dec 20
Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins 
Dec 22
Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49) 
Dec 22
Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends 
Dec 22
Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives. 
Dec 23
Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig" 
Dec 23
Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die 
Dec 24
Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus 
Dec 25
Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released 
Dec 26
"Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Dec 26
Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There" 
Dec 26
US furnishes cereal to USSR 
Dec 28
"Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Dec 28
"Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances 
Dec 28
Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song" 
Dec 29
52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2) 
Dec 30
"Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV 
Dec 30
Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar 
Dec 30
Green Bay Packers win NFL championship 
Dec 31
Chicago Bears win NFL championship 
Dec 31
Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years) 
Dec 31
Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time 
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