1963 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

1963 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

Top Ten Baby Names of 1963:
Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen, Linda, Michael, John, David, James, Robert

The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
LizTsUrsula Andress, Brigitte Bardot, Carroll Baker, Honor Blackman, Claudia Cardinale, Doris Day, Angie Dickinson, Annette Funicello, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Jayne Mansfield, Ann-Margret, Julie Newmar, Kim Novak, Leslie Parrish, Elke Sommer, Stella Stevens, Elizabeth Taylor, Veruschka

Sex Symbols and Hollywood Hunks:
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sean Connery, Elvis Presley, Gregory Peck

“The Quotes:”
“From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official… President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time, 2:00 Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.”
– Walter Cronkite

“Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. That is what I truly want to be.”
– Oscar Meyer Hot Dog Commercial

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Martin Luther King, Jr

Miss America:
Jacquelyn Mayer (Sandusky, OH)

Miss USA:
Marite Ozers (Illinois)

The Scandal/Tragedy:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Patsy Cline

Presidential assassination: John F Kennedy & Magic Bullet Theory
The JFK assassination is the mother of all modern conspiracy theories.

June 17 – The Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring reciting The Lord’s Prayer or Bible versus in public schools were unconstitutional.

Nerd News:
Valentia Tershkova was the first woman in space, on the Vostok 6. She orbited Earth 48 times.

Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera.

‘Ma’ Bell Telephone introduced the  push button telephone

Boxer Sonny Liston was the first to win a million dollars in a single bout when he beat Floyd Patterson, in Chicago on September 25th.

Elizabeth Taylor was the first actress to earn $1,000,000 for a single film – ‘Cleopatra.’

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc publicly immolated himself on a street in Saigon to protest the anti-Buddhist policies of President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Mississippi physician James D. Hardy performed the first successful lung transplant.

Trolls

The Habit:
Troll Dolls were everywhere.
Betty Friedan’s ‘The Feminine Mystique’ helped establish the Feminist Movement.

1st appearances & 1963’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Mouse Trap, Allan Sherwood (Barbie and Ken’s friend), Easy Bake Oven, Big Loo.
‘Dam Things’ trolls were the original Troll Dolls, first created in the 1950s. They got much cuter, and were produced by several companies by the early 1960s.

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Lawrence of Arabia (presented in 1963)

1963 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Beverly Hillbillies (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)

1963 Billboard Number One Songs

December 22, 1962 – January 11, 1963:
Telstar – The Tornadoes

January 12 – January 25:
Go Away Little Girl – Steve Lawrence

January 26 – February 8:
Walk Right In – The Rooftop Singers

February 9 – March 1:
Hey Paula – Paul & Paula

March 2 – March 22:
Walk Like A Man – The Four Seasons

March 23 – March 29:
Our Day Will Come – Ruby & The Romantics

March 30 – April 26:
He’s So Fine – The Chiffons

April 27 – May 17:
I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March

May 18 – May 30:
If You Wanna Be Happy – Jimmy Soul

June 1 – June 14:
It’s My Party – Lesley Gore

June 15 – July 5:
Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto

July 6 – July 19:
Easier Said Than Done – The Essex

July 20 – August 2:
Surf City – Jan & Dean

August 3 – August 9:
So Much In Love – The Tymes

August 10 – August 30:
Fingertips – Pt 2 – Little Stevie Wonder

August 31 – September 20:
My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels

September 21 – October 11:
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton

October 12 – November 15:
Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

November 16 – November 22:
Deep Purple – Nino Tempo & April Stevens

November 23 – December 6:
I’m Leaving It Up To You – Dale & Grace

December 7, 1963 – January 3, 1964:
Dominique – The Singing Nun

Sports:
World Series Champions:     Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL Champions:     Chicago Bears
AFL Champions:     San Diego Chargers
NBA Champions:     Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:     Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf     Julius Boros
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)     Rafael Osuna/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women):     Chuck McKinley/Margaret Smoth
NCAA Football Champions:     Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions:     Loyola
Kentucky Derby:     Chateaugay

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