1963 in the United States

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1963 in the United States
Years: 1960 1961 196219631964 1965 1966

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Events from the year 1963 in the United States.

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November 22: President Kennedy assassinated
November 22: Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as President

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  • December 8 – Frank Sinatra Jr. is kidnapped at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
  • December 8 – A lightning strike causes the crashing of Pan Am Flight 214 near Elkton, Maryland, killing 81 people.
  • December 10 – In the United States, the X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program is cancelled. Also on this date: Chuck Yeager "while testing an NF-104A rocket-augmented aerospace trainer, he narrowly escaped death when his aircraft went out of control at 108,700 feet (nearly 21 miles up) and crashed. He parachuted to safety at 8,500 feet after vainly battling to gain control of the powerless, rapidly falling craft. In this incident he became the first pilot to make an emergency ejection in the full pressure suit needed for high altitude flights.”
  • December 25 – Walt Disney releases his 18th feature-length animated motion picture The Sword in the Stone, about the boyhood of King Arthur. It is the penultimate animated film personally supervised by Disney, but it has not become one of his greatest hits.
  • December 26 – I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There are released in the U.S., marking the beginning of full-scale Beatlemania.

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Births[edit]

  • January 7 – Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011.
  • January 10 – Mark Pryor, United States Senator from Arkansas since 2003.
  • January 31 – John Dye, actor (d. 2011)
  • February 17 – Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player
  • June 9 – Johnny Depp, actor, producer and musician
  • September 9 – Chris Coons, United States Senator from Delaware since 2010.

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