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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.
- March 27, 1963 – Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- April 12, 1963 – The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
- July 1, 1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
- September 7, 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.
- September 15, 1963 – The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- November 6, 1963 – Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
- November 7, 1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
- November 29, 1963 – Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
- December 14, 1963 – Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 22, 1963 – Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
- January 23, 1963 – Gail O'Grady, American actress
- February 10, 1963 – Philip Glenister, English actor
- May 16, 1963 – Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
- June 6, 1963 – Eric Cantor, American politician
- August 2, 1963 – Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
- October 31, 1963 – Rob Schneider, American actor
- December 19, 1963 – Jennifer Beals, American actress
- December 29, 1963 – Des Foy, British rugby league player