World Events

Posted in 1963

  • US President 1961-63 John F KennedyNovember 22: US President John F Kennedy is killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas.
  • Agreement is reached to establish the first US naval communications base in Australia at North West Cape, WA (opened in 1967).
  • Race riots in the USA.
  • First woman in space: Valentina Tereshkova was the pilot of Russia's Vostok 7.
  • The Beatles pop group is at the height of popularity.
  • British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns after lying to parliament about his relationship with Christine Keeler who was also involved with a Soviet naval attaché. It was felt Profumo had compromised British security at the height of the Cold War.

Presidents of the United States