* "From Dallas, Texas, 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)
* In February 1963, the Beatles recorded ten songs during a single marathon studio session for their debut LP... Please, Please Me and Beatlemania was in full swing.
* 1963 was the year that Alcatraz Penitentiary closed it's doors for good, only to become a tourist area. Many tried to escape, but none were successful. That was until 1962 when three prisoners escaped and were never heard or seen again.
* Singer Patsy Cline was killed in an airplane crash.
* On August 28th, 1963 Martin Luther King delivered his, "I Have a Dream" speech standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He called for an end to racism in the United States.
* The Rolling Stones go on their first tour. Opening for Bo Didley and Everly Brothers.
* June 17, 1963 - 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.'
* On June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from the Linh-Mu Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon, Vietnam.
* Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera. .
* Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
* Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
* Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades
* The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
* Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
* It's All Right - Impressions
* My Boyfriend's Back - Angels
* So Much In Love - Tymes
* Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
* Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
* Wipe Out - The Sufaris
* You're The Reason I'm Living - Bobby Darin
* Walk Like A Man - Four Seasons
* It's My Party - Leslie Gore
* Heat Wave - Martha and The Vandellas
* Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers
* If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
* Busted - Ray Charles
* Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
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