Today in History for June 1963

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 74 of 74

1st - "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
1st - Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
2nd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
3rd - A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
4th - 1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
4th - British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
5th - Princess Marijke changes her name to Christina
5th - State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested
6th - Gasunie established
7th - 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
8th - "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
8th - 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
Kenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo KenyattaKenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta 8th - American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
9th - 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
9th - Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
9th - Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"
9th - Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
9th - Equal Pay Act enacted
9th - Movie "Cleopatra" opens in NY
10th - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
11th - Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 11th - Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
11th - US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
12th - "Cleopatra" premieres in NYC
13th - Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
14th - NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
14th - Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
15th - "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 perfs
15th - "Sukiyaki" hits #1
15th - Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
15th - Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns
15th - SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 16th - Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
16th - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
16th - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
17th - British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
17th - Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
18th - 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
19th - 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
19th - Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
19th - Greek government of Pipinolis forms
19th - Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
20th - 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-2
20th - Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
20th - US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
21st - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 22nd - "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
23rd - 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
23rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
23rd - NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
23rd - President Kennedy tours Western Europe
24th - 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th - Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
24th - Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
25th - Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
25th - JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
25th - South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
25th - Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested
26th - Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
26th - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
26th - US President John Kennedy visits West Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner";or is it "I am a doughnut")
27th - Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
27th - US President John Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
27th - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
27th - Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
28th - Belaunde Terry inaugurated as pres of Peru
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 28th - Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
29th - "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
29th - Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts
29th - SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
30th - Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
30th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
30th - Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
30th - International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 92 of 92

1st - Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
2nd - Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
2nd - Jay B Cooper, Coral Gables Fla, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica)
2nd - Tim Balmer, Milwaukee Wis, Canadian Tour golfer (Bermuda Open-1990)
3rd - Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women's Kemper Open)
3rd - Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
3rd - Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
3rd - Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
3rd - Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
4th - Carey Nelson, Canada, marathoner (Olympics-96)
4th - Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
4th - Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer (hot)
4th - Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
6th - Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics-92, 96)
6th - Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
6th - Jason Isaacs, English actor
7th - Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
7th - Roberto Alagna, French tenor
8th - John Restino, Westchester NY, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Tommy Armour)
8th - Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
8th - Susan Smith, LPGA golfer
8th - Keti Garbi, Greek singer
Actor Johnny DeppActor Johnny Depp (9th) 9th - Johnny Depp, Queensboro Ky, actor (21 Jump Street, Ed Wood)
9th - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
10th - Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
10th - Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
11th - Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australasia golfer
11th - Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
11th - Bruce Kimball, American diver
11th - Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
12th - Philippa June Baker, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
12th - Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
12th - Tim DeKay, American actor
12th - Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
12th - Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler
12th - Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
13th - Bettina Bunge, Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983)
13th - Catarina Lindqvist, Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
13th - Edward Sturing, soccer player (Vitesse)
13th - Jeff Brehaut, Mountain View CA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Alabama-3rd)
13th - Josef Heiss, Garmisch GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
13th - Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
13th - Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
14th - Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
14th - James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
14th - Laurel Kean, Portland ME, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th)
15th - Helen Hunt, Los Angeles California, actress (Jamie-Mad About You, Twister)
15th - Scott Rockenfield, drummer (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
15th - Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
16th - Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )
16th - Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
16th - Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
17th - Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)
17th - Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)
18th - Bruce Smith, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
18th - Darren "Dizzy" Reed, US musician (Guns n' Roses-Sweet Girl of Mine)
18th - Joe Walter, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
18th - Omar Londono, jockey
19th - Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
20th - Kirk Baptiste, Beaumont Tx, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
20th - Matt Anger, Walnut Creek Cal, tennis star
20th - Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
20th - Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
21st - Jeff Musselman, baseball player
21st - Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
22nd - Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
22nd - Randy Couture, Everett Wash, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96)
22nd - John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
23rd - Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
23rd - Steve Shelley, American musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)
24th - Duval Love, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
24th - Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
24th - Preki, Serbian-born American soccer player
24th - Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
25th - Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Rock Vocalist George MichaelRock Vocalist George Michael (25th) 25th - George Michael [Panos], London, British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)
25th - Mike Stanley, Fort Lauderdale FL, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox)
25th - Si-An Deng, Shanghai China, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
25th - Yann Martel, Canadian author
25th - John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
26th - Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
26th - Wendy Lucero-Schayes, Denver Co, US diver (Olympic-92)
26th - Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
26th - Richard Garfield, American game designer
27th - Stephen Peterson, Detroit Mich, Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
27th - Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
27th - Johnny Benson, American NASCAR driver
28th - Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
29th - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
29th - Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
30th - Rupert Graves, actor (Damage, Handful of Dust, Maurice)
30th - Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Rod TaylorActor Rod Taylor (1st) 1st - Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood
14th - "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII (3rd) 3rd - Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81
3rd - Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
3rd - Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
7th - Zasu Pitts, actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
10th - Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
11th - Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
12th - Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
12th - Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
16th - J C Powys, writer, dies at 90
17th - Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
17th - John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies
18th - Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
20th - Gordon Jones, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
20th - Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
20th - Ralph Sanford, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 64
20th - Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (b. 1898)
22nd - Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
26th - Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
28th - Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77

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