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1963 Historical Events

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35th President:
John F. Kennedy

Served from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963 (3 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Yankees (AL)

Defeated the San Francisco Giants (NL) with a record of 4-3
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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For 1963 movies, Cleopatra came out on top. It grossed over $48,000,000 to make it the most popular movie of 1963. Among 1963 TV shows, The Beverly Hillbillies was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1963

  • Cleopatra
  • How the West Was Won
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Tom Jones
  • Irma La Douce
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Son of Flubber
  • Dr. No
  • Charade
  • Bye Bye Birdie

Top Songs from 1963

  • Surfin' U.S.A., Beach Boys
  • Sugar Shack, Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
  • The End Of The World, Skeeter Davis
  • Rhythm Of The Rain, Cascades
  • Hey Paula, Paul and Paula
  • Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton
  • He's So Fine, Chiffons
  • Fingertips II, Little Stevie Wonder

Billboard Top Songs from 1963

All of the 1963 hits below topped the 1963 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1963 top songs?

1.Jimmy Gilmer and The FireballsSugar Shack
2.Beach BoysSurfin' U.S.A.
3.Skeeter DavisThe End Of The World
4.CascadesRhythm Of The Rain
5.ChiffonsHe's So Fine
6.Bobby VintonBlue Velvet
7.Paul and PaulaHey Paula
8.Little Stevie WonderFingertips II
9.Village StompersWashington Square
10.ImpressionsIt's All Right
11.Andy WilliamsCan't Get Used To Losing You
12.AngelsMy Boyfriend's Back
13.Kyu SakamotoSukiyaki
14.Lesley GoreShe's A Fool
15.TymesSo Much In Love
16.Peter, Paul and MaryPuff (The Magic Dragon)
17.Peter, Paul and MaryBlowin' In The Wind
18.Dale and GraceI'm Leaving It Up To You
19.Nino Tempo and April StevensDeep Purple
20.The SurfarisWipe Out
21.Al MartinoI Love You Because
22.RebelsWild Weekend
23.Bobby DarinYou're The Reason I'm Living
24.Four SeasonsWalk Like A Man
25.Inez FoxxMockingbird
26.Little Peggy MarchI Will Follow Him
28.Jan and DeanSurf City
29.Lesley GoreIt's My Party
30.Eydie GormeBlame It On The Bossa Nova
31.DovellsYou Can't Sit Down
32.Martha and The VandellasHeat Wave
33.Randy and The RainbowsDenise
34.Rooftop SingersWalk Right In
35.Jimmy SoulIf You Wanna Be Happy
36.Beach BoysSurfer Girl
37.Trini LopezIf I Had A Hammer
38.Tommy RoeEverybody
39.EssexEasier Said Than Done
40.DionRuby Baby
41.Los Indios TabajarasMaria Elena
42.Ruby and The RomanticsOur Day Will Come
43.Skeeter DavisI Can't Stay Mad At You
44.Barbara LewisHello, Stranger
45.RonettesBe My Baby
46.Roy OrbisonMean Woman Blues
47.OrlonsSouth Street
48.Henry ManciniDays Of Wine And Roses
49.Major LanceThe Monkey Time
50.Four SeasonsCandy Girl
51.Bill AndersonStill
52.Bobby VintonBlue On Blue
53.Garnet Mimms and The EnchantersCry Baby
54.Lou ChristieTwo Faces Have I
55.Ray CharlesBusted
56.CrystalsDa Doo Ron Ron
57.ShirellesFoolish Little Girl
58.Lonnie MackMemphis
59.Roy OrbisonIn Dreams
60.Kai WindingMore
61.Rick NelsonFools Rush In
62.Brenda LeeLosing You
63.Bill PursellOur Winter Love
64.Tony BennettI Wanna Be Around
65.MiraclesYou've Really Got A Hold On Me
66.JaynettsSally Go 'Round The Roses
67.Sam CookeLittle Red Rooster
68.CrystalsThen He Kissed Me
69.Elvis Presley(You're The) Devil In Disguise
70.Nat King ColeThose Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer
71.Jackie WilsonBaby Workout
72.Marvin GayePride And Joy
73.Rufus ThomasWalking The Dog
74.Ned MillerFrom A Jack To A King
75.DriftersUp On The Roof
76.Johnny MathisWhat Will My Mary Say
77.Jan BradleyMama Didn't Lie
78.Bobby VeeThe Night Has A Thousand Eyes
79.The CookiesDon't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby
80.Johnny CashRing Of Fire
81.Doris TroyJust One Look
82.Allan ShermanHello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)
83.Lesley GoreJudy's Turn To Cry
84.Roll HarrisTie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
85.MiraclesMickey's Monkey
86.DionDonna, The Prima Donna
87.Nat King ColeThat Sunday, That Summer
88.Sam CookeAnother Saturday Night
89.Al MartinoPainted, Tainted Rose
90.Dixiebelles With Cornbread and Jerry(Down At) Papa Joe's
91.Steve LawrenceGo Away Little Girl
92.Ray CharlesTake These Chains From My Heart
93.Sunny and The SunglowsTalk To Me
94.Martha and The VandellasCome And Get These Memories
95.Elvis PresleyBossa Nova Baby
96.Dee Dee SharpDo The Bird
97.Beach BoysShut Down
98.ChiffonsOne Fine Day
99.Bobby Bare500 Miles Away From Home
100.Del ShannonLittle Town Flirt

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1963


  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Barbara
  4. Patricia
  5. Carol


  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard

Class of 1963 Yearbook

Class of 1963 Reunion

Your 60 year reunion is only 7 years away!

Class of 1963: If are part of the 1963 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1963 and reconnect with fellow class of '63 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1963 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1963, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1963, try the Class of 1962 or the Class of 1964.