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

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January 12This expensive film set in ancient Egypt and starring Elizabeth Taylor was released.
January 14George Wallace became governor of this US state.
January 22France signed the Élysée Treaty, or Treaty of Friendship, with this country.
January 31This Mormon singer of 'Go Away Little Girl' and 'Puppy Love' made his TV debut on at age 5.
February 25This Betty Friedan book was first published.
March 5This country music superstar was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.
March 11Jean Bastien-Thiry was executed in Paris for attempting to assassinate this French President.
March 21This prison in San Francisco Bay was closed.
March 22This band released their first album 'Please Please Me' in the UK.
June 16Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman from this country in space.
June 21Italian Giovanni Battista Montini became Pope under this name.
August 28This man delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
September 17This TV show that features a doctor accused of murder debuts on ABC.
October 9Harold MacMillan, the PM of this country, resigned following the 'Profumo Affair'.
November 10This Muslim minister made an historic speech in Detroit entitled 'Message to the Grass Roots'.
November 22President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in this city.
November 22This British writer of the novel 'Brave New World' died in Los Angeles.
November 23The first episode of this British Sci-Fi TV series featuring a 'Time Lord' was broadcast.
December 8This singer's son is kidnapped at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
December 12This east African country was granted independence from the U.K.

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