Information Please: 1963
|1963||World | US | Sports | Entertainment | Deaths | Year in Science|
|World Statistics |
population by decade
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Kenya gains independence.
Washington-to-Moscow "hot line" communications link opens, designed to reduce risk of accidental war.
Background: The Cold War
|US Statistics |
Population (est.): 201,098,654
President: John F. Kennedy
Vice President: Lyndon Johnson
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Nov. 22: John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
U.S. Supreme Court rules no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President Kennedy, is shot and killed by Jack Ruby, Dallas nightclub owner.
|Sports Links |
College Football top 10
College basketball top 10
Green Bay d. Cincinnatti (35-1)
Atlanta d. New York (4-2)
USA d. China (1-0)
|Entertainment Links |
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Missing Monkey, The Bible
Apocalypse Now, 1984, Halloween IV
"Love Me Do," "Hurricane," "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It"
|Year in Science|
- physics: Eugene Paul Wigner, Maria Goeppert Mayer (both U.S.), and J. Hans D. Jensen (Germany)
- chemistry: Carl Ziegler (Germany) and Giulio Natta (Italy)
- physiology & medicine: Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Andrew Fielding Huxley (both U.K.), and Sir John Carew Eccles (Australia)
Inventions & Discoveries
- quasars discovered by Marten Schmidt (US)