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1963 Historical Event(s)
- January 23, 1963 – Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
- 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.
- April 30, 1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
- July 1, 1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
- July 19, 1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
- August 15, 1963 – Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
- September 15, 1963 – The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- November 7, 1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
- November 29, 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 26, 1963 – Andrew Ridgeley, English musician
- March 14, 1963 – Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer
- March 20, 1963 – David Thewlis, British actor
- April 2, 1963 – Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
- August 11, 1963 – Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
- August 30, 1963 – Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
- September 10, 1963 – Randy Johnson, American baseball player
- November 22, 1963 – Brian Robbins, American actor and director
- December 19, 1963 – Jennifer Beals, American actress
- December 26, 1963 – Bill Wennington, Canadian basketball player