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1963 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1963 – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
- January 25, 1963 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- May 22, 1963 – Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards.
- May 25, 1963 – In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
- 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 17, 1963 – A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
- July 1, 1963 – The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
- August 24, 1963 – Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.
- December 19, 1963 – Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
- December 22, 1963 – The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 3, 1963 – Alex Wheatle, British novelist
- April 4, 1963 – Jane McDonald, British singer, actress and media personality
- May 12, 1963 – Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
- May 29, 1963 – Lisa Whelchel, American actress
- June 15, 1963 – Mario Gosselin, Canadian ice hockey player
- August 30, 1963 – Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
- September 17, 1963 – William Shockley (actor), American actor
- October 31, 1963 – Rob Schneider, American actor
- November 20, 1963 – Wan Yanhai, Chinese AIDS activist
- November 28, 1963 – Walt Weiss, American baseball player