1963 in Norway
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Events in the year 1963 in Norway.
- Monarch - Olav V of Norway
- Prime Minister - Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party) until 28 August, John Lyng (Conservative Party) until 25 September, Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party)
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- 21 March - MS Høegh Aronde sank near Morocco during a voyage from Sassandra to Valencia, resulting in the deaths of 15 of the 28 Norwegian crew members.
- 1 July - Work begins to build Tromsø Airport
- 28 August – Lyng's Cabinet was appointed.
- 25 September – Gerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet was appointed.
- Norsk Hydro in cooperation with Harvey Aluminum starts Alnor, a plant at Karmøy to produce aluminium
- Municipal and county elections are held throughout the country.
- The Munch Museum was opened, 100 years after Edvard Munch's birth.
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- Stein Mehren, poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, is awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment for Mot en verden av lys.
- 10 April - Rune Christiansen, poet and novelist
- 14 April - Gunvor Eldegard, politician
- 28 April - Henrik Hellstenius, composer and musicologist
- 29 August - Hilde Frafjord Johnson, politician
- 18 October - Sigvart Dagsland, singer, pianist and composer
- 27 December - Sigrid Brattabø Handegard, politician
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- Synnøve Eriksen, novelist
- 15 January - Bertel Flaten, politician (b.1900)
- 1 February - Hermann Helgesen, gymnast and Olympic silver medallist (b.1889)
- 6 March - Ole Øisang, newspaper editor and politician (b.1893)
- 7 March - Joachim Holst-Jensen, film actor (b.1880)
- 13 March - Edvin Paulsen, gymnast and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1889)
- 23 March - Thoralf Skolem, mathematician (b.1887)
- 24 March - Peder Holt, politician (b.1899)
- 28 March - Tollef Tollefsen, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1885)
- 1 April – Agnes Mowinckel, actress and stage producer (b.1875).
- 10 April - Ottar Gjermundshaug, Nordic combined skier (b.1925)
- 11 April - Thorleif Holbye, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1883)
- 13 June - Olav Bjørnstad, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1882)
- 14 June - Olav Hindahl, trade unionist and politician (b.1892)
- 17 June - Eugen Lunde, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1887)
- 20 June - Erling Vinne, triple jumper (b.1892)
- 30 June - Erling Aastad, long jumper and sprinter (b.1898)
- 11 July - Paal Kaasen, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1883)
- 27 July - Trygve Bøyesen, gymnast and Olympic silver medallist (b.1886)
- 2 August - Thorstein Johansen, rifle shooter and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888)
- 18 September - Karl Johan Edvardsen, politician (b.1883)
- 20 September - Thorleif Røhn, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1881)
- 27 September - Svein Olsen Øraker, politician (b.1886)
- 2 November - Per Gulbrandsen, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1897)
- 18 November - Astrid Skare, politician (b.1891)
- 19 December - Ingolf Rød, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1889)
- 27 December - Sigvard Sivertsen, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1881)
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- Nils Selmer Hauff, bookseller (b.1882)
- Hjalmar Holand, historian (b.1872)
- Kjeld Stub Irgens, sea captain and collaborator minister (b.1879)
- Lars Knutsen, shipowner (b.1884)
- Magnus Olsen, linguist and professor of Norse philology (b.1878)
- Ulrik Olsen, politician and Minister (b.1885)
- Didrik Arup Seip, linguist and professor (b.1884)
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