Events in year of 1963

  • 01-01G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as President of the World Bank
  • 01-01WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 01-03WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-04Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • 01-05"Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • 01-05"Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 01-05San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 01-06"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 01-071st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • 01-09Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
  • 01-111st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • 01-11Beatles release "Please Please Me" and"Ask Me Why"
  • 01-12"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • 01-12Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England
  • 01-13AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • 01-13NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • 01-14George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
  • 01-16Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
  • 01-17Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
  • 01-17Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs. LA
  • 01-18Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
  • 01-22Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
  • 01-24Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champ
  • 01-26"Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 01-26Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • 01-27Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • 01-27Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-29Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
  • 02-01Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
  • 02-02Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)

People born in year of 1963

  • 01-01Lance Smith: NFL guard (New York Giants)
  • 01-02David Cone: Kansas City, Missouri -- Baseball pitcher (NY Mets / Tor Blue Jays / New York Yankees)
  • 01-02Edgar Martinez: NYC, New York -- Baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-03Ashley Chinner: Cape Town, South Africa -- Golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • 01-03Jim Everett: NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)
  • 01-04Linda Muri: Killingly, Connecticut -- Rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-05Jeff Fassero: Springfield, Illinois -- Pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 01-05Rick Ambrose: Singer (Jewel)
  • 01-06Norm Charlton: Fort Polk, Louisiana -- Pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-06Philippe Perrin: Meknes, Morocco -- Lt Colonel FAF / Astronaut
  • 01-07Craig Shipley: Australian / US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 01-08Hiromi Kobayashi: Fukushima, Japan -- LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • 01-10Frank Wijnhoven: Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • 01-11Kate Gompert: Ames, Louisiana -- Tennis star
  • 01-11Petra Schneider: E German swimming star (world record 400m)
  • 01-11Tracy Caulkins: Winona, Minnesota -- Swimmer (1984 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals)
  • 01-13Felita Carr: Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Dance skater (Komarov - 1995 Pacific Champ)
  • 01-13Tim Patrick Kelly: Trenton, New Jersey -- Guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 01-15Erling Kagge: Norway -- Explorer (South Pole)
  • 01-15Lijuan Geng: Hebei, China -- Canadian tennis player (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-15Richard Nasheim: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 01-15Yaro Dachniwsky: Chicago, Illinois -- Team handball goalie (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-18Jane Horrocks: Lancashire, England -- Actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • 01-19Adele Peterson: LPGA golfer
  • 01-19Michael Adams: NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 01-20Scott Fisher: San Jose, California -- Australian basketball forward (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Cindy Schreyer: Forest Park, Georgia -- LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
  • 01-21Detlef Schrempf: Germany -- NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • 01-21Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon: Nigeria -- NBA center (Rockets, Olympics - Gold - 1996)
  • 01-21Jessie Hester: NFL player (St. Louis Rams)

People died in year of 1963

  • 01-02Dick Powell: Actor / director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • 01-02Jack Carson: Actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 01-03Oscar Backing: Austria / Netherlands viola player, dies at 83
  • 01-05Rogers Hornsby: Baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • 01-06Lourens GM Baas Becking: Dutch Botanist / resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 01-08Stark Young: US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • 01-10Tadeusz Szeligowski: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-11Arthur D Nock: English / Americans Historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 01-13Leonardus G Kortenhorst: Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • 01-14Gustav Regler: Writer, dies at 64
  • 01-16Gilardo Gilardi: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-21Al St John: Actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • 01-21Franz Jung: Writer, dies at 74
  • 01-25Wilson Kettle: Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • 01-26John Sigvard Olsen: Comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 01-27John Farrow: Actor / director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • 01-28Jean Felix Piccard: Swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
  • 01-29Robert Lee Frost: US Poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
  • 02-02Herman Bouber [Blom]: Actor / playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
  • 02-06Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim: Morocco opposition leader
  • 02-06Werner Erich Josten: German Composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • 02-08Abdul Karim Kassem: Prime Minister of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
  • 02-08George Dolenz: Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55
  • 02-11Sylvia Plath: Poet / Novelist (Ariel), kills herself in London at 30
  • 02-13Harry Steers: Bowling hall of famer
  • 02-16Laszlo Lajtha: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-18Monte Blue: Silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 02-18Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell: Leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • 02-26Artturi A Leinonen: Fin journalist / politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • 02-28Theodore Newton: Actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58

Events in year of 1964

  • 01-01Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved
  • 01-01KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-01KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-02Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan
  • 01-02Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana
  • 01-03Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • 01-05Pope Paul VI visits Jordan and Israel
  • 01-05San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • 01-06Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville
  • 01-07Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • 01-07Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
  • 01-08European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
  • 01-08President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
  • 01-09Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • 01-10Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
  • 01-10Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • 01-10US version of "That Was The Week That Was, " premieres
  • 01-11Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • 01-11Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • 01-11US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • 01-12NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
  • 01-12Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
  • 01-13Karol Wojtyla becomes Archbishop of Krakow
  • 01-1414th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • 01-14Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs. England, 21 maiden overs in a row
  • 01-15Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in New York City
  • 01-15Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
  • 01-16"Hello, Dolly!" opens at St. James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • 01-16AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving Kansas City Athletics to Louisville
  • 01-18Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)

People born in year of 1964

  • 01-01DeDee Pfeiffer: Actress (Cybill)
  • 01-02Christopher John Gray: Priest
  • 01-02Pernell Whitaker: Boxer (Olympic Gold)
  • 01-03Cheryl Miller: Riverside, California -- Basketball player (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-04Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson: Somerville, New Jersey -- US rower (1992 Olympics)
  • 01-05John Erickson: Woodland Hills, California -- Golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • 01-05Ted Harris Poley: Englewood, New Jersey -- Rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
  • 01-05Tracy Ham: CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 01-06Charles Haley: NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-07Francisco Maciel: Mexico -- Tennis star
  • 01-08Virgil Hill: Missouri, United States -- Middleweight boxer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-10Karen Josephson: Bristol, Connecticut -- Synchronized swimmer (1992 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-10Krista Tesreau: St. Louis, Missouri -- Actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings)
  • 01-10Sarah Josephson: Bristol, Connecticut -- Synchronized swimmer (1992 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-12Laura Gildemeister: Argentina -- Tennis star
  • 01-12Lynne Marie Thurik: Vancouver, Washington -- Miss Washington-America (1991)
  • 01-14Sergei Nemchinov: Moscow, Russia -- NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympics - Silver - 1998)
  • 01-14Steven Soderbergh: Writer (Mimi, Schizoplis)
  • 01-15Cees van der de Linden: Soccer player
  • 01-15Paula Schnurr: Kirkland Lake, Ontario -- 1.5k (1992, 96 Olympics - 8th Place)
  • 01-16Gail Graham: Vanderhoof, British Columbia -- LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • 01-16Mark Collins: NFL cornerback / safety (New York Giants, KC Chiefs, Green Bay Packers)
  • 01-17Jeff Tabaka: US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 01-18Brady Anderson: Silver Spring, Maryland -- Outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 01-18Jenny Holliday: Australian softball pitcher (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-20Ozzie Guillen: Oculare del Tuy, Venezuela -- Shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • 01-20Ron Harper: NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 01-20Victoria Sellers: London, England -- Actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)
  • 01-22Ann Rowe: Auburn, Maine -- Miss Maine-America (1991)
  • 01-22Maria Ellingsen: Reykjavik, Iceland -- Actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)

People died in year of 1964

  • 01-01Otto Emanuel Olsson: Composer, dies at 84
  • 01-01Rika Hopper: Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
  • 01-04Ralph Dumke: Actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • 01-06Edgar Maass: German / US Author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 01-07Colin C McPhee: Composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • 01-08Arnoldus JC Krafft: Theologist (Atlas of the Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71
  • 01-08Julius Raab: Austrian chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • 01-09Halide Edib Adevar / Salih: Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • 01-10A Marja: Dutch Author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • 01-15Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden: US jazz trombonist / singer, dies at 58
  • 01-17Terence Hanbury White: Novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
  • 01-20Jan Rychlik: Composer, dies at 47
  • 01-21Joseph Schildkraut: Actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
  • 01-22Marc Blitzstein: US Composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • 01-23Louis Horst: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-27Lieb Glantz: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-29Alan Ladd: Actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs, California
  • 01-30Berthold Altaner: German church historian, dies at 80
  • 02-04Siegfried T Bok: Neurobiologist / anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • 02-06Sophocles Venizelos: Premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
  • 02-07Hermann A J Kees: German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • 02-07Lillian Copeland: US discus thrower (1932 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 59
  • 02-09Willie Bryant: Singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • 02-15Ken Hubbs: 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • 02-22Edie Martin: Actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • 02-24Frank Conroy: Actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • 02-28Dirk HW Filarski: Painter / lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
  • 02-29Frank Albertson: Actor (Chico & Man, Room Service), dies at 55
  • 02-29Victor van Straelen: Flemish biologist / paleontologist, dies at 74
  • 03-01Sergius Kagen: Composer, dies at 54