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10 Short Facts About The Year 1963

What happened in 1963?

Here are 10 Facts.........

1. On 22nd November 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald - two days later Oswald was shot dead by Jack Ruby. 

2. Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his  "I Have A Dream" civil rights speech in Washington in front of 200,000 supporters.

3. On August 5th 1963 the USA , Soviet Union and Britain sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty which banned such tests in the atmosphere , under water and in space but not underground

4. In the early hours of 8th August 1963 a gang of 15 men lead by Bruce Reynolds and including Ronnie Biggs attacked a Royal Mail train near Mentmore , Bucks that was travelling from Glasgow to London. The robbers got away with over £2.6 Million - most of which was never recovered. The heist became known as The Great Train Robbery.

East African Nation , Kenya declares independence from Britain on 12th December 1963

6. Pope John XXIII dies on 3rd June 1963 aged 81. He was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.

7. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space in June 1963 whilst travelling on Vostok 6

8. Born in 1963:
Brad Pitt , Whitney Houston , Michael Jordan , Johnny Depp , Quentin Tarantino , Helen Hunt , Lisa Kudrow.

9. FA Cup Final Winners:  Manchester United 3 Leicester City 1
Football League Division One Winners: Everton

10. Top Grossing Movies:  Cleopatra , How The West Was Won , It`s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Know Someone Born (Or Married) in the Year 1963?

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