1963 in History



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
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 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 John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
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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