Events of the year 1963

Major Events of 1963

* French Veto Common Maket

# Ngo Dinh Diem Assasinated

# Kenya Independent

# OAU Founded

# Nuclear Test

# Feminine Mystique

# U of Alabama Integrated

# Medgar Evers Slain

# March on Washington

# Kennedy visits Berlin

# Kennedy Assassinated

# Vaccine for Measles

# USS Thresher Sinks

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Sports

NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-2

NCAA Football: Texas Record: 11-0-0

Heisman Trophy: Roger Staubach, navy QB points: 1,860

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-1

US Open Golf: Julius Boros Score: 293 Course: The Country Club Location: Brookline, MA

World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. NY Yankees Series: 4-0

Chart-Toppers: 1963

1."Go Away Little Girl" ... Steve Lawrence

2."Walk Right In" ... The Rooftop Singers

3."Hey Paula" ... Paul and Paula

4."Walk Like a Man" ... The Four Seasons

5."Our Day Will Come" ... Ruby and the Romantics

6."He's So Fine" ... The Chiffons

7."I Will Follow Him" ... Little Peggy March

8."If You Wanna Be Happy" ... Jimmy Soul

9."It's My Party" ... Lesely Gore

10."Sukiyaki" ... Kyu Sakamot

Top Movies of 1963

1. Cleopatra

2. The Longest Day

3. Irma La Douce

4. Lawrence of Arabia

5. How the West Was Won

6. Mutiny on the Bounty

7. Son of Flubber

8. To Kill a Mockingbird

9. Bye Bye Birdie

10. Come Blow Your Horn

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Tom Jones"

Best Director: Tony Richardson ... "Tom Jones"

Best Actor Sidney Poitier ... "Lilies of the Field"

Best Actress: Patricia Neal ... "Hud"

Nobel Prizes

Chemistry

The prize was divided equally between: ZIEGLER, KARL, Germany, Max-Planck-Institut fΩr Kohlenforschung (Max-Planck-Institute for Carbon Research) MΩlheim/Ruhr, b. 1898, d. 1973; and NATTA, GIULIO, Italy, Institute of Technology, Milan, b. 1903, d. 1979: "for their discoveries in the field of the chemistry and technology of high polymers"

Literature

SEFERIS, GIORGOS (pen-name of SEFERIADIS, GIORGOS), Greece, b. 1900 (in Smyrna, Turkey), d. 1971: "for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture"

Peace

The prize was divided equally between COMITƒ INTERNATIONAL DE LA CROIX-ROUGE (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE REDCROSS) Geneva, founded 1863. LIGUE DES SOCIƒTƒS DE LA CROIX-ROUGE (LEAGUE OF RED CROSS SOCIETIES) Geneva.

PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE

The prize was awarded jointly to: ECCLES, Sir JOHN CAREW, Australia, Australian National University, Canberra, b. 1903, d. 1997; HODGKIN, Sir ALAN LLOYD, Great Britain, Cambridge University, Cambridge, b. 1914, d. 1998; and HUXLEY, Sir ANDREW FIELDING, Great Britain, London University, b. 1917: "for their discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitation and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane"

Physics

The prize was divided, one half being awarded to: WIGNER, EUGENE P., U.S.A., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, b. 1902 (in Budapest, Hungary), d. 1995: "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles"; and the other half jointly to: GOEPPERT-MAYER, MARIA, U.S.A., University of California, La Jolla, CA, b. 1906 (in Kattowitz, then Germany), d. 1972; and JENSEN, J. HANS D., Germany, University of Heidelberg, b. 1907, d. 1973: "for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure"

Pulitzer Prizes

Fiction: William Faulkner ... "The Reivers"

History: Constance McLaughlin Green ... "Washington, Village & Capital"

International Reporting: Hal Hendrix ... "Miami News"

National Reporting: Anthony Lewis ... "New York Times"

Public Service: "Chicago Daily News"

Most Popular Books

Fiction

1."The Shoes of the Fisherman"... Morris L. West. Morrow

2."The Group"...Mary McCarthy. Harcourt, Brace & World

3."Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction"...J. D. Salinger. Little, Brown

4."Caravans"... James A. Michener. Random House

5."Elizabeth Appleton"... John O'Hara. Random House

6."Grandmother and the Priests"... Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday

7."City of Night"...John Rechy. Grove Press

8."The Glass-Blowers"...Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday

9."The Sand Pebbles"... Richard McKenna. Harper & Row

10."The Battle of the Villa Fiorita"...Rumer Godden. Viking Press

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Nonfiction

1."Happiness Is a Warm Puppy"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined Productions

2."Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined Productions

3."J.F.K.: The Man and the Myth" Victor Lasky. Macmillan

4."Profiles in Courage: Inaugural Edition" ... John F. Kennedy. Harper & Row

5."0 Ye Jigs & Juleps! "...Virginia Cary Hudson. Macmillan

6."Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book"... Meredith Publishing Co.

7."The Pillsbury Family Cookbook"... Harper & Row

8."1 Owe Russia $1200"... Bob Hope. Doubleday

9."Heloise's Housekeeping Hints".... Prentice-Hall

10."Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book:"... Meredith Publishing Co.

Most Popular Television Shows

1. The Beverly Hill Billies (CBS)

2. Bonanza (NBC)

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)

4. Petticoat Junction (CBS)

5. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

6. The Lucy Show (CBS)

7. Candid Camera (CBS)

8. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)

9. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)

10. My Favorite Martian (CBS)