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Events in 1963
|13 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1382 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|25 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|12 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|1 April:|| ||“On Her Majesty's Secret Service”, the eleventh James Bond title by spy author Ian Fleming, is published in the United Kingdom.|
|8 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|21 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|2 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 June:|| ||The musical “The Sound of Music” closes on Broadway after 1443 performances.|
|26 June:|| ||“Ich bin ein Berliner”, speeches American president J.F. Kennedy during a vist to West-Berlin.|
|28 Augustus:|| ||“I have a dream” speeches Martin Luther King to 250000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington.|
|31 Augustus:|| ||Singapore unilaterally declares independence from Great Britain.|
|4 September:|| ||Robert Schuman, Luxembourgish-Lotharingian-German-French statesman, one of the founders of the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO, dies in Scy-Chazelles, France at age 77.|
|16 September:|| ||Following a referendum in 1962 and its independence from Britain in August, the city-state of Singapore joins Malaysia, only to separate again two years later.|
|28 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 October:|| ||“From Russia, with Love”, the second James Bond movie, is released in the United Kingdom.|
|11 October:|| ||Édith Piaf, French singer, dies in Plascassier at age 47.|
|1 November:|| ||The Arecibo Observatory, the largest single-aperture radio telescope with 305 m diameter, is opened near the city of Arecibo in Puerto Rico.|
|22 November:|| ||Aldous Huxley, British author, dies in Los Angeles.|
|22 November:|| ||John F. Kennedy, American president, is assassinated in Dallas.|
|12 December:|| ||At 12:00 hours local time British East Africa gains independence as Kenya.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1963
Martin Luther King, Time Man of the Year.Janet Parker, Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Otto Hahn, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Harry S. Truman, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama and Axl Rose celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1963 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1867, 1878, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1918, 1929, 1935, 1946 and 1957 in the century before it and 1974, 1985, 1991, 2002, 2013, 2019, 2030, 2041, 2047 and 2058 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1963 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2018.