1963: A Year in History

1963: A Year in History

by James Mazzola

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If you are a baby boomer born in 1963, you will find this information extremely interesting. Hope you enjoy learning more about the year you were born!

The biggest news from 1963 was the assassination of the US President Kennedy on November 22nd which thrust Lyndon Johnson into the role of president and the murder two days later of Lee Harvey Oswald by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. This was a difficult time to become president with the mounting troubles in Vietnam where the Viet Cong Guerrillas had now killed 80 American Advisers and the continued campaign for civil rights by the black community caused violent reactions from whites including Mississippi, Virginia and Alabama where the black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested. Films included "The Birds" and "The Great Escape" and popular TV Programs "The Virginian" and "Lassie". Ladies fashion clothes and hairstyles included fur boots and towering hair do's for evening wear. In music the beginning of Beatlemania after they release "I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There" and "Meet the Beatles".

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BN ID: 2940016092225
Publisher: James Mazzola
Publication date: 01/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 94
File size: 3 MB

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