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More interesting facts on 1963
- the 1963 Hotel Roosevelt fire was the worst fire Jacksonville, Florida had witnessed since the Great Fire of 1901?
- Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, which ran on CBS from 1956–1961, had five spin-off series, the most successful having been Chuck Connors' The Rifleman, which ran on ABC from 1958–1963?
- the Cork Opera House in Ireland was built in 1855, burned down in 1955, and rebuilt in 1963?
- the Irazú volcano in Costa Rica erupted violently in 1963, on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy arrived in the country for a state visit?
- the term apicophilicity was first proposed in 1963 for the structural analysis of pentacoordinate phosphorus fluorides by 19F NMR?
- Pulau Senang was a penal settlement in Singapore but shut down after only three years when a riot broke out in 1963?
- Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) signed an agreement in 1963 with Japanese company NEC which gave the latter partial ownership of PTV's network?
- Alevtina Kolchina was the first female Nordic skier and first person from the Soviet Union (now Russia) to receive the Holmenkollen medal in 1963?
- 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, site of the 1963 church bombing, was designed in 1911 by noted African American architect Wallace Rayfield?
- King's College in Newcastle-upon-Tyne left Durham University in 1963 to form the new Newcastle University, following a narrowly defeated proposal to rename the university the "University of Durham and Newcastle" in 1952?
- Frank Sinatra, Jr.'s kidnapping in 1963 led his father to habitually carry a roll of dimes?
- Lantian Man, who was discovered in China in 1963, preceded Peking Man by several hundred thousand years?
- American Jesuit priest Walter Ciszek was imprisioned by the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1963, and sentenced to 15 years hard labor, six of which were spent in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison?
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