20 Famous Facts About 1963

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Can you name 20 facts about people, places and events that happened in 1963?

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This expensive film starring Elizabeth Taylor set in ancient Egypt was releasedJanuary 12
George Wallace became governor of this US state.January 14
France signed the Élysée Treaty, or Treaty of Friendship, with which country?January 22
This singer of 'Go Away Little Girl' and 'Puppy Love' made his TV debut on at age 5.January 31
Travel, financial and commercial transactions to this country were made illegal by the USA.February 8
This country music superstar was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.March 5
Jean Bastien-Thiry was executed in Paris for attempting to assassinate this French President.March 11
This prison in San Francisco Bay was closed.March 21
This band released their first album 'Please Please Me' in the UK.March 22
This Russian became the first woman in space.June 16
Italian Giovanni Battista Montini became Pope under this name.June 21
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have A Dream' speech in Washington DC on the steps of this landmark.August 28
This TV show that features a doctor accused of murder debuts.September 17
This British PM resigned following the 'Profumo Affair'.October 9
This Muslim minister made an historic speech in Detroit Michigan entitled 'Message to the Grass Roots'.November 10
President John Kennedy was assassinated in this city.November 22
This British writer of the novel 'Brave New World' died in Los Angeles.November 22
The first episode of this British science fiction television series featuring a 'Time Lord' was broadcast.November 23
This singer's son is kidnapped at Harrah's Lake TahoeDecember 8
This African country was granted independence from the UK.December 12

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