Rewind Me To '63

  • Australian of the year - John Carew Eccles

    Australian of the year - John Carew Eccles
    John Carew Eccles is announced as the Australian of the Year
  • The Australia Day shootings

    The Australia Day shootings
    On Australia Day in Perth, WA, a guy named Eric Edgar Cooke was shooting rocks at people which has left 2 dead and 3 injured.
  • His airness is born

    His airness is born
    Michael Jordan, which is a well known 6 time champion basketball player was born on this day.
  • Iron man debut

    Iron man debut
    Iron man was the comic that was first published to the public. The Marvel Comic's tales of Suspense
  • Dixie willis breaks world record

    Dixie Willis breaks Lyudmila Shevtsova's world record (2:04.3) in the women's 800 metres, clocking 2:01.2 in Perth.
  • Patsy Cline Dies

    Patsy Cline Dies
    Country music superstar is dead from a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee along with fellow performers from a benefit concert in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Birth of John Platten

    John Patrick "The Rat" Platten (born 17 March 1963 in South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer. With his unruly tangle of curls he was a distinctive figure on the field with tremendous tenacity and the ability to accumulate possessions week after week.
  • Lionel Hill

    Lionel Laughton Hill (14 May 1881 – 19 March 1963) was the thirtieth Premier of South Australia.
  • Alcatraz prison closes

    Alcatraz prison closes
    By the decison of Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, they had closed the penitentiary due to the fact it was too expensive to operate than other prisons.
  • Beatles First Album Debut

    Beatles First Album Debut
    The Beatles release their first album, Please, Please Me.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested

    Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested in a Birmingham protest for "parading without a permit"
  • Miles Franklin Literary Award

    Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott is awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Issues his letter from Birmingham jail.
  • The First WWF Champion

    The First WWF Champion
    Buddy Rogers becomes the first WWF Champion.
  • Coca- cola debuts first diet drink.

    Coca- cola debuts first diet drink.
    Coca- cola, a well known soft drink company debuts there first diet soft drink called "tab" drink
  • First James Bond film in U.S Theaters

    First James Bond film in U.S Theaters
    First ever James Bond film which was called Dr. No with Sean Connery as the lead role is shown at U.S theaters.
  • Pope John XXIII Dies

    Pope John XXIII Dies
    Pope John XXIII passes away due to a perforated stomach cancer. He was buried on June 6.
  • JFK delivers a historic Civil rights Address

    JFK delivers a historic Civil rights Address
    JFK delivers a sppech at the ovall officeon radio and TV on civil rights.
  • Cancellation of Mercury 10

    Cancellation of Mercury 10
    Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. It ran around the 1959s-1963, which was the first Mercury flight to achieve the goal.
  • ZIP Codes in USA

    ZIP Codes in USA
    Zip Codes are now introduced in the United States.
  • Roman Catholic Church Accepts Cremation as a Funeral Practice

    Roman Catholic Church Accepts Cremation as a Funeral Practice
  • NASA launches Syncom

    NASA launches Syncom
    Nasa launches the world's first geostationary satellite.
  • USA, UK & Soviet Union Sign Nuclear test ban treaty

    USA, UK & Soviet Union Sign Nuclear test ban treaty
    USA, UK & Soviet Union join a treaty to prohibit all test detonations of nuclear weapons unless underground. In an attempt to slow the arms race and stop the excessive release of nuclea fallout within the planet's atmosphere.
  • Yolngu People

    Yolngu people petitioned the Australian House of Representatives with a bark petition after the government sold part of the Arnhem Land reserve on 13 March to a bauxite mining company.
  • I Have a Dream

    The popular speech in which Martin Luther King, Jr. had spoken about his desire for a future that consisted of equality among others.
  • Marvel Comics release first ever X-men comics

    X- men written by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby was released for the first time ever on Marvel Comics
  • Margaret Preston dies

    Margaret Preston (1875 – 1963) was a well-known Australian artist. She was very influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for her views promoting Aboriginal art in contemporary art.
  • Venice film festival

    Short films produced in Australia included the following screened at the Venice Film Festival. * Adam and Eve - Dusan Marek * Along the Sepik - Ian Dunlop * Russell Drysdale - Dahl Collings * Sidney Nolan - Dahl Collings * They Found a Cave - Andrew Steane - XV Int. Festival Films for Young People * William Dobell - Dahl Collings
  • Fake jewelry

    All that glittered in 1963 was not gold, but most of it was bold. Fake jewelry in large chunks and vibrant hues incorporated jet, pearls, rhinestones, quartz, and roughhewn phony gold. Women wore dangling earring clusters, massive bibs, mammoth medallions, huge cufflinks, and large brooches and pendants.
  • The Beatles Hold Hands

    English pop/rock band The Beatles record their chart topping record "I Want To Hold Your Hand". The song first entered the charts on the 18th January 1964, and held the number one position for 15 weeks.
  • Indigenous Australian's Voting Rights (Fed. Gov)

    Indigenous Australians were now able to vote in federal elections and put on the same basis as other electors when an amendment to the commonwealth electoral act became law in WA, QLD, NT.
  • Birth of Benny Elias

    Benjamin Elias (born 15 November 1963, Tripoli, Lebanon) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s. He played primarily as a hooker for Balmain in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership
  • JFK shot died

    JFK shot died
    On november 22 1963, JFK was assasinated and killed in a car
  • The beatles release their second album

    The beatles after there successful first album, releases their second album called with the beatles.
  • Federal election

    The Coalition government was returned with an increased majority of 10 seats over the Australian Labor Party. The election was for the House of Representatives only.
  • Connecting to the phone

    Australians could connect more easily by telephone with the rest of the world by International Direct Dialling with the opening of COMPAC, the Commonwealth Pacific cable. This was part of a scheme to connect the British Commonwealth by telephone