1963 in History – What happened in year 1963


In history, year 1963 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1963.

Know what happened in 1963:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 November Nguyen Ngoc Tho was appointed to head the South Vietnamesegovernment by the military junta of General Duong Van Minh, five daysafter the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngo Dinh Diem.
15 AugustPresident Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic ofCongo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
17 JuneAround 2,000 people rioted in South Vietnam, despite thesigning of the Joint Communique to resolve the ongoing Buddhist crisisone day earlier.
17 March The most recent eruption of Mount Agung on Bali, Indonesia, killed approximately 1,500 people.
21 JuneItalian cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was elected as PopePaul VI (pictured).
22 March Please Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.
08 DecemberAfter being hit by a lightning strike while in a holdingpattern, Pan Am Flight 214 crashed near Elkton, Maryland, US, killingall 81 people on board.
14 DecemberThe dam holding the Baldwin Hills Reservoir in Los Angelesfailed, releasing a flood that destroyed 277 homes.
31 DecemberDespite Prime Minister Roy Welensky's efforts, the CentralAfrican Federation officially collapsed, splitting into three separatenations-Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.
01 NovemberThe Arecibo Observatory (pictured), with the world's largestsingle-dish radio telescope, officially opened in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
02 NovemberPresident Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam was assassinated,marking the culmination of a coup d'état led by Duong Van Minh.
18 NovemberThe first push-button telephone was made available to AT&T;customers.
22 NovemberThe first B-2 stealth bomber of the United States Air Force wasfirst displayed in public at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
29 NovemberFive minutes after takeoff from Montreal, Trans-Canada AirLines Flight 831 crashed, killing all 118 people aboard.
03 OctoberOswaldo López Arellano replaced Honduran President RamónVilleda Morales in a violent coup and initiated two decades of militaryrule.
04 OctoberFlora (radar image pictured), one of the wettest and deadliesthurricanes in history, made landfall in Cuba, after having previouslystruck Tobago and Hispaniola.
05 OctoberThe U.S. suspended the Commercial Import Program, its maineconomic support for South Vietnam, in response to oppression ofBuddhism by President Ngo Dinh Diem.
09 OctoberA landslide displaced large amounts of water from the VajontDam in northern Italy, causing waves and floods that quickly swept awayseveral villages and killed almost 2,000 people.
06 SeptemberVictor Krulak was sent on a mission by the Kennedyadministration to assess the progress of the Vietnam War, and theviability of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem against thebackdrop of the Buddhist crisis and Xa Loi Pagoda raids.
15 SeptemberA bomb planted by members of the Ku Klux Klan exploded in the16th Street Baptist Church, an African American Baptist church inBirmingham, Alabama, US, killing four children and injuring at least 22others.
16 SeptemberMalaya, Singapore, North Borneo (present-day Sabah), andSarawak merged to form Malaysia.
29 SeptemberThe University of East Anglia was founded in Norwich, England,after talk of establishing such a university in the city began as earlyas the 19th century.
08 AugustThe Zimbabwe African National Union was formed when NdabaningiSithole, Robert Mugabe, and others decided to split from the ZimbabweAfrican People's Union.
15 AugustPresident Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic ofCongo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
21 AugustThe Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces raided andvandalised Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands andleaving an estimated hundreds dead.
29 AugustDuring a large political rally in Washington, D.C., MartinLuther King, Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps ofthe Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where blacksand whites would coexist harmoniously as equals.
01 JulyThe British government revealed that former MI6 agent KimPhilby had engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union.
07 JulyThe police of Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother and chief political adviserof President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem, attacked a group ofAmerican journalists who were covering a protest during the Buddhistcrisis.
12 JulyIn Gorton, England, 16-year-old Pauline Reade disappeared, thefirst victim of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in the Moors murders.
24 JulyBluenose II, a replica of a major Canadian symbol, was launchedin Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1963:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneMike Joyce / Drummer / United Kingdom
03 AugustDavid Knox / Rugby Player / Australia
05 MayJames LaBrie / Singer / Canada
05 February Steven Shainberg / Producer / United States of America
05 OctoberNick Robinson / Journalist / United Kingdom
07 AprilNick Herbert / Politician / United Kingdom
09 AprilMarc Jacobs / Fashion Designer / United States of America
10 AugustAndrew Sullivan / Author / United Kingdom
11 AprilWaldemar Fornalik / Footballer / Poland
19 SeptemberUrmas Tartes / Photographer / Estonia
19 DecemberJennifer Beals / Actress / United States of America
19 AugustJoey Tempest / Singer / Sweden
20 AugustJosé Cecena / Baseball Player / Mexico
21 SeptemberAngus Macfadyen / Actor / Scotland
22 AprilMagnús Ver Magnússon / Weightlifter / Iceland
24 March Raimond van der Gouw / Footballer / Netherlands
25 March Karen Bruce / Choreographer / United Kingdom
25 OctoberJohn Levén / Writer / Sweden
30 OctoberAndrew Solomon / Author / United Kingdom
30 DecemberChandler Burr / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1963:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberNita Ambani / Business Woman / India
15 AprilManoj Prabhakar / Cricketer / India
03 FebruaryRaghuram Rajan / IPS / India
29 NovemberLalit Modi / Business Man / India
08 February Mohammad Azharuddin / Politician / India
14 SeptemberRobin Singh / Cricketer / India
13 AugustSridevi / Actress / India
04 DecemberJaved Jafri / Actor / India
31 AugustRituparno Ghosh / Actor / India
07 SeptemberNeerja Bhanot / Model / India
01 AprilRohini Khadilkar / Player / India
31 AugustRituparno Ghosh / Director / India
03 February Raghuram Rajan / Academic / India
10 AugustPhoolan Devi / Politician / India
02 JuneAnand Abhyankar / Actor / India
07 SeptemberNeerja Bhanot / Air Hostess / India
21 DecemberGovinda / Actor / India
21 DecemberGovinda / Actor / India

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