Radio Hits of 1963

1963 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

Fashion Icons:

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Doris Day.

Other Facts

"From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official ... President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago." - Walter Cronkite (November 22, 1963)
*June 17 - The Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring reciting The Lord's Prayer or Bible versus in public schools were unconstitutional.
*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.
*Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera.
*Valentia Tershkova was the first woman in space, on the Vostok 6. She orbited Earth 48 times.
*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.
*Mississippi physician James D. Hardy performed the first successful lung transplant.
*Singer Patsy Cline was killed in an airplane crash.
*Betty Friedan's 'The Feminine Mystique' helped establish the Feminist Movement.
*"Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. Thats is what I truly want to be." - Oscar Meyer Commercial
+Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Martin Luther King, Jr
*Miss America: Jacquelyn Mayer (Sandusky, OH)
*Miss USA: Macel Leilani (Hawaii)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Mouse Trap, Allan Sherwood (Barbie and Ken's friend), Trolls, Easy Bake Oven, Big Loo.
What Was On TV:
Beverly Hillbillies (CBS), Bonanza (NBC), The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS), Petticoat Junction (CBS), The Andy Griffith Show (CBS), The Lucy Show (CBS), Candid Camera (CBS), The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS), The Danny Thomas Show (CBS), My Favorite Martian (CBS).


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