1963

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Events

  • January 14 - George Wallace is elected Governor of Alabama.
  • February 8 to 10 - The Ramadan Revolution: the Ba'ath Party stages a successful coup in Iraq, with Ba'athist leader Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr being named Prime Minister.
  • February 22 - Pol Pot is named General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.
  • March 8 - The Ba'ath Party of Syria seizes power in a successful coup d'état.
  • May 1 - The Sayama Incident takes place.
  • June 12 - Civil rights activist Medgar Evers is murdered by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • July 12 - The first of the Moors murders occurs when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley abduct and murder 16-year old Pauline Reade.
  • August 29 - The Tacuara Nationalist Movement assaults a bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 2 people and wounding 3.
  • September 15 - The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing is carried out by Ku Klux Klan members Robert Edward Chambliss, Bobby Cherry, Herman Frank Cash, and Thomas E. Blanton, Jr. Four African-American girls are killed and between 14 and 22 people are injured.
  • November 2 - Ngô Đình Diệm, President of South Vietnam, is deposed and assassinated in a U.S.-backed military coup.
  • November 22 - In a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, U.S. President John F. Kennedy is fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, and Governor of Texas John Connally is seriously wounded. Upon Kennedy's death, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States. A few hours later, President Johnson is sworn in aboard Air Force One, as Kennedy's body is flown back to Washington, D.C. Stores and businesses shut down for the next four days, in tribute.
  • November 24 - Lee Harvey Oswald is killed by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby while police officers were escorting him out of the Dallas Police Headquarters.
  • December 9 - Thanom Kittikachorn is named Prime Minister of Thailand, and subsequently establishes a military dictatorship.
  • December 17 - The Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (the ruling military junta of South Korea since 1961) is disbanded. Chairman Park Chung-hee proclaims the formation of the Third Republic of Korea and names himself president.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • February 4 - Lawrence Ira Beck (9/11 Victim)
  • October 10 - Carl Francis Asaro (9/11 Victim) & Daniel Pearl
  • October 14 - Nicholas Thalasinos
  • October 28 - Laurence Christopher Abel (9/11 Victim)
  • November 12 - Paul Michael Beyer (9/11 Victim)
  • December 10 - Matthew Barnes (9/11 Victim)

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • June 12 - Medgar Evers
  • July 12 - Pauline Reade
  • September 15 - Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Carol Denise McNair
  • November 22 - John F. Kennedy & J. D. Tippit