Historical Events for April 1963

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Events 1 - 44 of 44

1st - NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
1st - NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1st - Soap operas "General Hospital" & "Doctors" premier on TV
2nd - Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
2nd - USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
5th - Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
5th - Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
7th - 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
7th - Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
7th - Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
8th - 35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win
Actor Gregory PeckActor Gregory Peck 8th - Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
9th - Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen
10th - USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
11th - John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty
11th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
11th - Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
12th - Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
12th - Birmingham police use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 13th - Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
13th - Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
14th - George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"
15th - "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances
18th - "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances
18th - Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
18th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
19th - "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 19th - 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
20th - "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances
20th - -30] All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda
21st - Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
21st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
21st - The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.
22nd - Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada
23rd - "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 perfs
Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. PearsonPrime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson 23rd - Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC
24th - 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
24th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname
27th - Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow
28th - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
28th - 17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win
29th - KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT

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