¨ US Supreme Court rules no locality may
require recitation of the Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools (June
¨ "March on Washington" civil rights rally was held by
200,000 blacks and whites in Washington, D.C. Martin
Luther King delivers "I have a dream" speech (August 1963).
¨ Washington-to-Moscow hot line
communication link opens. It was designed
to reduce risk of accidental war (August 1963).
¨ President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President the same
day (November 22, 1963).
¨ Viewers tuned into NBC witness Jack Ruby
shoot Lee Harvey Oswald, accused Kennedy assassin, on camera. This was the first live telecast of a murder
(November 24, 1963).
¨ Betty Friedan, eventual founder of NOW, publishes
The Feminine Mystique.
¨ Beatlemania hits the U.K. The
Beatles, a British band composed of John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
and Paul McCartney, take Britain by storm.
¨ The Rolling Stones emerge as the anti-Beatles,
with an aggressive blues-derived style.
¨ The French Chef with Julia Child debuts on educational
¨ US Supreme Court rules that Congressional
districts should be roughly equal in population (February 1964).
¨ Jack Ruby was convicted of murder in the
slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald. He was sentenced
to death by a Dallas jury (March 1964).
¨ Three civil rights workers, Schwerner,
Goodman and Cheney, were murdered in Mississippi.
¨ Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment
Peyton Place premieres on ABC and is the first
prime-time soap opera. Color television
makes its way into homes.
Motors produced 22,229 Corvettes (13,925 convertibles, 8,304 coupes).
¨ Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.
¨ Studebaker-Packard Corporation made seat belts
¨ US Report "Smoking & Health" connects
smoking to lung cancer.
¨ New York City announced plans to build the World Trade Center.
Will Follow Him Little Peggy
March Hello Dolly! Louis Armstrong
My Baby The Ronettes I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
So Fine The Chiffons She Loves Me The Beatles
Day Will Come Ruby and the
Romantics Where Did Our Love Go? The Supremes
Said Than Done The Essex Chapel
Of Love The Dixie Cups
Much In Love The Tymes Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Boyfriend's Back The Angels Rag Doll The Four Seasons
Paula Paul and Paula
A Hard Days Night The
Part 2 Little Stevie Wonder Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
#10 Go Away Little Girl Steve Lawrence Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred
Irma La Douce (July 63) Alfred
Jones (Oct 63) American
a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Nov 63) Andy
the Greek (Jan 64) Beverly Hillbillies
Strangelove (Jan 64) Car
54 Where Are You?
Pink Panther (March 64) Perry
(March 64) The
Ed Sullivan Show
Russia with Love (April 64) Ozzie
Carpetbaggers (April 64) Red Skelton Show
Las Vegas (May 64) Route 66
World Series Fall 63 Stanley Cup
LA Dodgers defeated NY Yankees (4-0) Toronto defeated Detroit (4-3)
NBA Champion Winter 64 NCAA Basketball Spring
Boston Celtics defeated San Francisco Warriors (4-1) UCLA defeated Duke (98-83)
1963 - John Fitzgerald
1964 - Herbert Clark Hoover