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1963 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXIII) was the 63rd year of the 20th century. 1963 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1963.
News Events of 1963
A quarter of million people participate in the civil rights March on Washington DC. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. makes his "I have a dream" speech.
Philips introduces the audio cassette ("Compact Cassette") format for playing music.
USA and USSR establish "hotline" connection.
Organisation of African Unity established.
President Kennedy visits Berlin: "Ich bin ein Berliner".
President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Nuclear Test Ban treaty.
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
First episode of Doctor Who appears on the BBC.
Kenya, Zanzibar independent from Britain.
Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis begins.
Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, is the first woman in space.
Britain and France agree to joint develop the Concorde supersonic airliner.
A volcanic eruption near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.
Dartford Tunnel opens in UK.
British Secretary of War, John Profumo resigns because of a sex scandal.
A report by Dr Richard Beeching calls for massive cuts in the UK's rail network.
Sports in 1963
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