1963

Clockwise from top-left: Hurricane Flora strikes Hispaniola and Cuba killing 7,193 people; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space during Vostok 5 mission; Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous speech "I Have a Dream" during the March on Washington; Thích Quảng Đức self-immolated during the Buddhist crisis; an earthquake in Skopje kills 1,070 people; the U.S. and the Soviet Union sign the Hot Line Agreement; Doctor Who airs on BBC One becoming a icon of British pop culture; U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1963 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1963
MCMLXIII
Ab urbe condita2716
Armenian calendar1412
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԲ
Assyrian calendar6713
Baháʼí calendar119–120
Balinese saka calendar1884–1885
Bengali calendar1370
Berber calendar2913
British Regnal year11 Eliz. 2 – 12 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2507
Burmese calendar1325
Byzantine calendar7471–7472
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4660 or 4453
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4661 or 4454
Coptic calendar1679–1680
Discordian calendar3129
Ethiopian calendar1955–1956
Hebrew calendar5723–5724
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2019–2020
 - Shaka Samvat1884–1885
 - Kali Yuga5063–5064
Holocene calendar11963
Igbo calendar963–964
Iranian calendar1341–1342
Islamic calendar1382–1383
Japanese calendarShōwa 38
(昭和38年)
Javanese calendar1894–1895
Juche calendar52
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4296
Minguo calendarROC 52
民國52年
Nanakshahi calendar495
Thai solar calendar2506
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
2089 or 1708 or 936
    — to —
阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
2090 or 1709 or 937

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

August 28: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

September

October

November

November 22: Assassination of John F. Kennedy

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown

January

James May
José Mourinho

February

Michael Jordan
Larry the Cable Guy
Seal
William Baldwin

March

Thomas Anders
Anthony Albanese
Rick Rubin
Quentin Tarantino

April

Graham Norton
Rafael Correa
Garry Kasparov
Eric McCormack
Conan O'Brien
Jet Li

May

Anthony Field
Natasha Richardson
Mike Myers
Viktor Orbán

June

Bernard Cazeneuve
Jason Isaacs
Johnny Depp
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Helen Hunt
George Michael

July

Brigitte Nielsen
Phoebe Cates
Letsie III of Lesotho
Matti Nykänen
Martín Torrijos
Lisa Kudrow

August

James Hetfield
Whitney Houston
Sridevi
Emmanuelle Béart
Glória Pires
Mohammed VI of Morocco
Hideo Kojima
Miro Cerar

September

Dan Povenmire
Geert Wilders
John Powell

October

Elisabeth Shue
Tom Cavanagh
Farin Urlaub
Lauren Holly
Johnny Marr
Rob Schneider
Ha Seung Moo

November

Gabby Concepcion
Ming-Na Wen
Nicollette Sheridan

December

Juan Carlos Varela
Benjamin Bratt
Brad Pitt
Jennifer Beals
Til Schweiger

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown

January

Dick Powell
Sylvanus Olympio
Mohammad Ali Bogra
Robert Frost

February

Abd al-Karim Qasim
Sylvia Plath
Fernando Tambroni
Rajendra Prasad

March

Patsy Cline
William Beveridge
Thoralf Skolem
Henry Bordeaux

April

Alma Richards
Saint Gaetano Catanoso
Felix Manalo
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

May

Herbert Spencer Gasser
Mehdi Frashëri

June

Pope John XXIII
Thích Quảng Đức
Pedro Armendáriz

July

August

W. E. B. Du Bois
Georges Braque

September

Edwin Linkomies

October

Gustaf Gründgens
Jean Cocteau

November

Ngô Đình Diệm
Ngô Đình Nhu
John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald

December

Theodor Heuss
Dinah Washington

Nobel Prizes


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