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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.
- May 2, 1963 – Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
- June 20, 1963 – The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- September 6, 1963 – The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded.
- September 29, 1963 – The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
- October 10, 1963 – France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
- November 22, 1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
- November 24, 1963 – Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
- December 8, 1963 – Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, United States, killing all 81 people on board.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- February 13, 1963 – Thomas Miller, German footballer
- March 12, 1963 – Ian Holloway, English football manager
- April 6, 1963 – Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
- April 27, 1963 – Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
- June 27, 1963 – Igor Kusin, Croatian linguist and author.
- July 17, 1963 – John Ventimiglia, American actor
- September 8, 1963 – Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
- October 26, 1963 – Natalie Merchant, American singer
- October 28, 1963 – Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
- December 18, 1963 – Pauline Ester, French singer