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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 – The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
- April 12, 1963 – The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
- May 30, 1963 – A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam’s National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.
- June 3, 1963 – A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
- June 17, 1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools.
- June 24, 1963 – The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
- August 5, 1963 – The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
- August 22, 1963 – American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
- November 7, 1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- February 4, 1963 – Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier
- April 10, 1963 – Jeff Gray, American baseball player
- May 12, 1963 – Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
- July 16, 1963 – Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
- August 25, 1963 – Christine McGlade, Canadian actress (You Can't Do That on Television)
- September 25, 1963 – Mikael Persbrandt, Swedish actor
- October 20, 1963 – Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
- October 26, 1963 – Natalie Merchant, American singer
- November 2, 1963 – Jonas Gardell, Swedish writer
- December 9, 1963 – Masako, Crown Princess of Japan