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1963 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1963 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 5, 1963 – The European Court of Justice’s ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
- April 16, 1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- April 24, 1963 – Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- June 5, 1963 – Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
- June 20, 1963 – The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- July 26, 1963 – An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
- October 22, 1963 – A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
- November 6, 1963 – Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 26, 1963 – Gisela Valcarcel, Peruvian Hostess
- February 17, 1963 – Jen-Hsun Huang, American entrepreneur and businessman
- March 1, 1963 – Rob Affuso, American drummer
- March 10, 1963 – Rick Rubin, American record producer
- April 8, 1963 – Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
- May 12, 1963 – Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001)
- July 2, 1963 – Mark Kermode, British film critic
- September 6, 1963 – Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer
- September 19, 1963 – Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp)
- December 11, 1963 – Jon Brion, American musician/record producer