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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 8, 1963 – Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
- April 24, 1963 – Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- April 26, 1963 – In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
- 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.
- 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 10, 1963 – 20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama.
- November 27, 1963 – The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
- November 29, 1963 – Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 11, 1963 – Tracy Caulkins, American swimmer
- January 24, 1963 – Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
- March 1, 1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
- April 22, 1963 – Sean Lock, English comedian
- April 24, 1963 – Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
- April 28, 1963 – Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater
- May 24, 1963 – Michael Chabon, American author
- June 18, 1963 – Dizzy Reed, American keyboardist (Guns N' Roses)
- August 25, 1963 – Christine McGlade, Canadian actress (You Can't Do That on Television)
- October 10, 1963 – Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian cross-country skier.