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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.
- April 24, 1963 – Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- June 16, 1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
- August 5, 1963 – The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
- August 31, 1963 – Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia
- September 16, 1963 – Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
- 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.
- November 7, 1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
- December 19, 1963 – Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 5, 1963 – Jeff Fassero, American baseball player
- January 23, 1963 – Gail O'Grady, American actress
- February 2, 1963 – Eva Cassidy, American singer (d. 1996)
- March 31, 1963 – Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
- April 4, 1963 – Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
- June 21, 1963 – Dario Marianelli, Italian composer
- September 10, 1963 – Randy Johnson, American baseball player
- November 18, 1963 – Joost Zwagerman, Dutch writer
- December 23, 1963 – Donna Tartt, American author
- December 29, 1963 – Sean Payton, American football coach