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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.
- June 1, 1963 – Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
- June 3, 1963 – The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.
- June 11, 1963 – Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
- August 5, 1963 – The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
- August 28, 1963 – Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.
- September 16, 1963 – Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
- October 22, 1963 – A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
Who Were Born On 1963?
- January 19, 1963 – Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
- February 22, 1963 – Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
- March 1, 1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
- March 13, 1963 – Fito Páez, Argentine musician and songwriter
- May 3, 1963 – Jamie Reeves, British strongman
- May 8, 1963 – Terry Christian, British radio and television presenter
- May 24, 1963 – Michael Chabon, American author
- August 19, 1963 – John Stamos, American actor
- November 22, 1963 – Scoop Jackson, American sportswriter
- November 25, 1963 – Kevin Chamberlin, American actor