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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1963 AD


January 1: G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
January 1: WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
January 3: WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 4: Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
January 5: "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 873 performances
January 5: "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 719 performances
January 5: San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
January 6: "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
January 6: "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 774 performances
January 7: 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
January 8: Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
January 8: "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
January 9: Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
January 11: 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
January 11: Beatles release "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
January 12: "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
January 12: Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England
January 13: AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
January 13: NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
January 14: George C. Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
January 16: Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
January 16: Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
January 17: Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
January 17: Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 67 points vs Los Angeles
January 18: Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
January 22: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
January 24: Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champ
January 26: Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
January 26: "Milk and Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 543 performances
January 27: Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
January 27: Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 28: -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)
January 29: Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
January 31: Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby"


February 1: Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
February 2: Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
February 3: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
February 5: Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
February 5: Soviet lunar probe failure
February 8: 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
February 8: AFL's Dallas Texans become Kansas City Chiefs
February 8: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 9: 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
February 9: 7th largest snowfall in New York City history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
February 10: Mickey Wright wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
February 10: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
February 10: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
February 11: Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
February 11: CIA Domestic Operations Division created
February 12: Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
February 14: U.S. launches communications satellite Syncom 1
February 15: 1st U.S. female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
February 15: Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
February 16: 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of U.S.)
February 16: Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
February 16: C and A Building in Amsterdam burns down
February 17: Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon 2:15:15.8
February 19: Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
February 19: U.S.S.R. informs John F. Kennedy it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
February 20: End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson
February 20: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants signs a record $100,000 per year contract
February 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 22: Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
February 25: Beatles release their 1st single in U.S. "Please Please Me"
February 27: Mickey Mantle of New York Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000


March 1: 200,000 French mine workers strike
March 3: Senegal adopts constitution
March 5: Beatles record "From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl"
March 8: Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
March 9: Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
March 10: Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
March 10: Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs. Syracuse
March 11: Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
March 12: Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
March 12: Bob Dylan cancels "Ed Sullivan Show" television appearance
March 13: 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
March 13: Hindemith and Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner," premieres in New York City
March 13: Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
March 14: SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
March 15: WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
March 17: Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
March 17: Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)
March 17: Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
March 18: France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
March 18: Supreme Court's Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers
March 18: "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 264 performances
March 18: WGSF TV channel 28 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 20: 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (New York City)
March 20: Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
March 21: Alcatraz federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay closed
March 21: David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
March 22: Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
March 22: British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
March 22: Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st and only Heisman Trophy winner
March 23: 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cincinnati 60-58 (OT)
March 23: Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter," premieres in Berlin
March 25: KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
March 28: AFL's New York Titan's become the New York Jets
March 29: Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
March 30: France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
March 31: Los Angeles ends streetcar service after 90 years


April 1: New York City's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
April 1: New York Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
April 1: Soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premier on TV
April 2: Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
April 2: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
April 5: Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
April 5: Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
April 7: 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
April 7: Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
April 7: Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
April 8: 35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia," A Bancroft and G Peck win
April 8: Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
April 9: Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary U.S. citizen, posthumously
April 10: Thresher, U.S. atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
April 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 11: John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty
April 11: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 11: Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
April 12: Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
April 12: Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
April 13: Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
April 13: Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
April 14: George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"
April 15: "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 8 performances
April 18: Dr. James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
April 18: "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 8 performances
April 18: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
April 19: 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
April 19: "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 43 performances
April 20: All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda
April 20: "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 8 performances
April 21: Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
April 21: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
April 23: Jerry Bock and S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me," premieres in New York City
April 23: "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 302 performances
April 24: 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
April 24: English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy
April 24: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 27: Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow
April 27: "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname
April 28: 17th Tony Awards: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum win
April 28: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
April 29: KRE-AM in Berkeley, California 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 Netherlands
May 3: Leslie Narum is only Baltimore 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 U.S.
May 8: John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance against aggression
May 9: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 10: Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
May 11: Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats New York Giants, 8-0
May 11: "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul and Mary hits #2
May 11: Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
May 12: Bob Dylan walks off 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 and Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
May 15: Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
May 16: "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 4 performances
May 16: Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends U.S. Proj Mercury
May 17: Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in New York, to become WWF champ
May 17: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
May 18: 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
May 18: "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 4 performances
May 18: "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
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: Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
May 25: Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
May 25: "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 43 performances
May 25: Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania and Zambia
May 26: 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
May 26: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 26: Organization of African Unity forms
May 26: Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader
May 27: 3 New Jersey businessman purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, and get approval to move them to New Jersey Meadowlands (Devils)
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 28: Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya


June 1: "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
June 1: Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st premier of Kenya
June 1: King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia
June 2: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
June 4: 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
June 4: British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler
June 5: Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
June 5: State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
June 8: 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
June 8: American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
June 8: "Mr. President" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 265 performances
June 9: 1st Sunday night game in baseball San Francisco Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
June 9: Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
June 9: Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"
June 9: Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
June 9: Equal Pay Act enacted
June 9: John F. Kennedy names Winston Churchill U.S. honorary citizen
June 9: Movie "Cleopatra" opens in New York
June 10: John F. Kennedy signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
June 11: Governor Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
June 11: Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
June 11: John F. Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
June 12: "Cleopatra" premieres in New York City
June 13: Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
June 14: New York Met Duke Snider hits his 400th home run
June 14: Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
June 15: Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
June 15: Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion resigns
June 15: San Francisco Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
June 15: "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 1443 performances
June 16: Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
June 16: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
June 16: Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
June 17: British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
June 17: Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
June 18: 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
June 19: 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
June 19: Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
June 19: Greek government of Pipinolis forms
June 19: Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
June 20: 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-2
June 20: Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
June 20: U.S. and U.S.S.R. agree to set up Hot Line
June 21: Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
June 22: "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
June 23: 63rd U.S. Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
June 23: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
June 23: New York Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th home run, he circles bases backwards
June 23: President Kennedy tours West-Europe
June 24: 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
June 24: Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
June 24: Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
June 25: Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
June 25: John F. Kennedy speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
June 25: South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
June 26: Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
June 26: Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
June 26: Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
June 27: Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney "I Call Your Name"
June 27: Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
June 27: President Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
June 27: USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
June 28: Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
June 28: Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
June 29: Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits U.K. charts
June 29: "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 257 performances
June 29: SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
June 30: Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
June 30: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open


July 1: Beatles record "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You"
July 1: President Kennedy arrives in Rome
July 1: U.S. postal service institutes zip code system, Zone Improvement Plan
July 2: Giant Willie Mays' home run in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
July 2: Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
July 5: 1st Beatle tune to hit U.S. charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
July 6: 70th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Smith beats Billie J King (63 64)
July 6: 77th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: C McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
July 6: South African worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested
July 7: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
July 8: Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move Kansas City A's to Oakland
July 8: U.S. bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
July 9: 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
July 9: All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
July 9: Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
July 9: Federation of Malaysia forms
July 11: South African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
July 13: Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last game at 43
July 14: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
July 15: KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 16: Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
July 17: Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
July 18: Failed military coup in Syria
July 19: NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
July 19: Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits home run # 300
July 20: 17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
July 20: 18th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
July 20: Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
July 21: 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
July 22: Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
July 22: Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
July 24: 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
July 24: Dutch government of Marijnen forms
July 25: Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
July 25: U.S., Russia and England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
July 26: Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
July 26: U.S. Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
July 27: Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
July 27: General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
July 28: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
July 30: British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
July 31: Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina
July 31: Cleveland ties record of 4 consecutive home runs (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
July 31: Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, and Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)


August 1: Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
August 1: Germany FR annexes Elten village
August 1: WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
August 2: 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
August 3: Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
August 3: Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
August 3: Great Train Robbery - 2.5 M pounds ($3.25 M) robbed
August 3: "No Strings" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 580 performances
August 4: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
August 5: Britain, U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign nuclear test ban treaty
August 5: Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH
August 5: U.S., U.S.S.R. and Great Britain agree to discuss banning nuclear testing
August 7: Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs. Cleveland
August 8: Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie," radio stations label it obscene
August 8: Los Angeles Dodgers F Howard and B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch home runs
August 8: Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
August 9: Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
August 9: New York Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
August 11: Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
August 11: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
August 12: Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
August 12: Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
August 13: Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
August 13: Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
August 15: Fulbert Youlou, resigns as President of Congo-Brazzaville
August 16: Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
August 17: Jim Hickman becomes 1st New York Met to hit for cycle
August 17: Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief
August 18: James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from University of Mississippi
August 18: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
August 19: NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City
August 21: Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit home run gives Pirates a 7-6 win
August 21: Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
August 22: NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
August 23: Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
August 23: Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
August 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 24: 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
August 24: John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17'
August 25: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
August 25: Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds and his license is suspended for one year for speeding
August 26: W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
August 28: 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, D.C.
August 28: Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
August 28: Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
August 29: Harmon Killebrew (Twins) home runs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
August 30: Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins


September 1: Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
September 1: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
September 1: WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 2: Alabama Governor George C. Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS
September 2: CBS and NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
September 2: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
September 6: Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in history
September 6: Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
September 6: Major league baseballs 100,000th game
September 7: American Bandstand moves to California, and airs once a week on Saturday
September 7: Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton, Ohio
September 8: 77th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)
September 8: 83rd U.S. Mens Tennis: R H Osuna beats Frank Froehling III (75 64 62)
September 8: Algerian population accepts constitution
September 8: Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
September 8: Ines Cuervo de Priete, 34, gives birth to quintuplets, all boys
September 8: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
September 9: Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
September 9: Landslide into Vaiont Dam emptys lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
September 10: 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
September 10: Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
September 10: Stan Musial hits a home run in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
September 12: WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 13: Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry
September 13: Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yankees 28th pennant
September 13: "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV
September 13: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 14: Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, South Dakota, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls and a boy
September 15: 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
September 15: Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, and Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inn
September 15: Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
September 15: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
September 15: WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 16: Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo and Sarawak
September 16: "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
September 16: WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 17: "Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV
September 17: Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
September 18: Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
September 18: U.S.S.R. orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
September 22: Czechoslovakian premier Sikory deposed by Josef Lenart
September 22: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
September 23: Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
September 23: WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 24: Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
September 24: Senate ratifies treaty with Britain and U.S.S.R. limit nuclear testing
September 26: 1st edition of New York City Review of Books
September 27: At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
September 28: Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yards
September 28: "King Leonardo," cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
September 28: "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
September 28: "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
September 28: Murray The K, a New York DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
September 28: "New Phil Silvers Show," debuts on CBS-TV
September 28: "Nick Teen and Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
September 28: "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
September 28: "Shari Lewis Show," last airs on NBC-TV
September 28: "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
September 28: "Tennessee Tuxedo," cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: 2nd session of Ecumenical council, 'Vatican II,' opens in Rome
September 29: Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th and 3,630th hit
September 29: Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
September 29: "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
September 29: "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
September 29: Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
September 29: Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley and Everly Bros)
September 29: Stan Musial Day in St. Louis
September 30: 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
September 30: "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 16 performances


October 1: 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
October 1: Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
October 2: Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
October 2: West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.
October 3: "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 338 performances
October 3: Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured
October 4: Gambia achieves full internal self-government
October 4: Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti
October 5: 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
October 5: Hyde St. Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
October 5: Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
October 6: Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
October 6: Los Angeles Dodgers sweep New York Yankees, in 60th World Series
October 7: Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
October 7: Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
October 7: John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
October 8: Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
October 9: British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
October 9: Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
October 9: French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
October 9: Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
October 9: Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
October 10: Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
October 10: Netherland population hits 12,000,000
October 10: Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by U.S., UK, U.S.S.R.
October 12: Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
October 12: At 4 AM, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck
October 12: "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 16 performances
October 13: 15th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats 23-9 at East Lake CC Ga
October 13: 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
October 13: "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
October 14: Algeria and Morocco border conflict
October 14: WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (ABC) begins
October 15: Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
October 16: 2 secret U.S. military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
October 16: New York newspaper "Mirror" last edition
October 17: "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 82 performances
October 18: IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
October 19: Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
October 20: Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
October 20: France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
October 20: Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 8,390 yards
October 20: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
October 20: South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela and 8 others on conspiracy
October 20: WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 22: 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
October 23: Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," premieres in New York City
October 24: "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 330 performances
October 24: KRO shows 1st Bonanza
October 24: Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
October 25: Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
October 25: Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
October 26: U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
October 27: Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW vs. Qld at Gabba
October 27: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
October 29: "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
October 30: Morocco and Algeria signs cease fire
October 30: Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
October 31: Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles and their fans at London Airport
October 31: J. Edgar Hoover last meeting with president John F. Kennedy
October 31: Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)


November 2: Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC vs. E African XI
November 2: "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater New York City for 24 performances
November 3: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
November 4: John Lennon utters his infamous "Rattle your jewelry" line
November 5: U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands
November 7: Carole Joan Crawford, 20, of Jamaica, crowned 13th Miss World
November 7: New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
November 9: 2 high-speed commuter trains collided with a derailed freight train
November 9: 450 die in a coal-dust explosion and 160 die in train crash (Japan)
November 9: "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 264 performances
November 10: Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
November 10: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
November 11: Brian Epstein and Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
November 11: Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
November 12: Train crash in Japan, kills 164
November 16: Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
November 16: Touch-tone telephone introduced
November 17: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
November 18: Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
November 18: England's Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under Thames opens
November 18: King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
November 19: Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal
November 21: John F. Kennedy flies to Texas
November 22: Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
November 22: Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th U.S. president
November 23: "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
November 23: Horatio Alger Society founded
November 23: John F. Kennedy's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
November 23: Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for John F. Kennedy)
November 23: "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater New York City after 24 performances
November 24: 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
November 25: John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
November 26: 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (quarterback)
November 26: Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
November 26: Explorer 18 launched
November 28: 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
November 28: Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on U.K. record chart
November 28: Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
November 28: WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
November 29: Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
November 29: Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F. Kennedy
November 30: 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
November 30: Martin Walser's "oberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart


December 1: Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
December 1: New York Jets 1st shutout, beat Kansas City 17-0
December 2: 1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
December 2: ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
December 4: Aldo Moro forms Italian government
December 4: Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
December 6: Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
December 6: Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
December 7: Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
December 8: 3 fuel tanks explodes when jetliner is struck by lightning crashing near Elkton, Maryland-Only case of lightning caused crash, 81 die
December 8: "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 112 performances
December 8: Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan, Jr. wins LPGA Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
December 9: Frank Sinatra, Jr. is kidnapped
December 9: Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
December 10: 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
December 10: Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
December 12: Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
December 12: Frank Sinatra, Jr. returned after being kidnapped
December 12: Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
December 13: Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
December 14: Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
December 17: Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea
December 17: West and East Berlin sign accord about travel rules
December 18: Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
December 18: Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
December 19: Zanzibar becomes independent from UK
December 20: Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
December 20: Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville
December 20: Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
December 22: Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
December 22: Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
December 23: Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
December 23: Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
December 24: Greek and Turks riot in Cyprus
December 25: Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
December 26: Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
December 26: "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater New York City for 4 performances
December 26: U.S. furnishes cereal to U.S.S.R.
December 28: "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater New York City after 4 performances
December 28: "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 82 performances
December 28: Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
December 29: 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
December 30: Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
December 30: Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
December 30: "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
December 31: Chicago Bears win NFL championship
December 31: Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
December 31: Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time
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