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Notable Historical Events in 1963 on the 1st

1963Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Historical Events in 1963 on the 1st
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 
Feb 1
Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda 
Mar 1
200,000 French mine workers strike 
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 
May 1
1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest 
May 1
Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth 
Jun 1
"El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17 
Jun 1
Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya 
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. 
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 
Sep 1
Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot 
Sep 1
St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate 
Oct 1
1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game 
Oct 1
Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth 
Dec 1
NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0 
Dec 1
Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union 
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