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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.
- January 29, 1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
- February 19, 1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
- June 30, 1963 – Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.
- August 8, 1963 – Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
- August 18, 1963 – American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- September 7, 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.
- October 10, 1963 – France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
- November 18, 1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
- December 31, 1963 – The Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 1, 1963 – Alberigo Evani, Italian footballer
- February 9, 1963 – Brian Greene, American physicist
- May 16, 1963 – Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
- May 24, 1963 – Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
- July 31, 1963 – Norman Cook, British musician (The Housemartins, Freak Power, Beats International, Fatboy Slim)
- August 25, 1963 – Shock G, American singer and rapper (Digital Underground)
- August 30, 1963 – Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
- September 21, 1963 – Cecil Fielder, American baseball player
- October 13, 1963 – Chip Foose, American automotive designer and fabricator
- December 15, 1963 – Helen Slater, American actress