December 1963 in history

December 1963 events chronologically

Dec 1 Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India
Dec 7 Instant replay makes its debut during an American Army–Navy football game
Dec 8 Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board
Dec 10 Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah
Dec 12 Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom
Dec 14 The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California
Dec 22 The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives

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Dec 3 Terri Schiavo case a legal struggle involving prolonged life support in the United States that lasted from 1990 to 2005. The issue was whether to carry out the decision of the husband and legal guardian of Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo to remove Terri's feeding tube that provided life support. Terri was diagnosed by multiple physicians, including independent court-appointed physicians, as being in a persistent vegetative state, though this diagnosis was challenged by her parents and physicians hired by her parents. The highly publicized and prolonged series of legal challenges presented by her parents and by state and federal legislative intervention caused a seven-year delay before her feeding tube was ultimately removed
Dec 4 Sergey Bubka a former Ukrainian pole vaulter. He represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991, was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News, and in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame
Dec 8 Brian McClair a Scottish former professional footballer and director of youth academy at Premier League side Manchester United.
Dec 18 Brad Pitt an American actor and filmmaker. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories, and received two further Academy Award nominations, winning one, for productions of his film production company Plan B Entertainment. He has been described as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media attention
Dec 21 Govinda (actor) an Indian film actor, known for his works in Bollywood. A former politician, Govinda has received twelve Filmfare Awards nominations, and has won a Filmfare Special Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. He has also garnered four Zee Cine Awards. Making his debut in Ilzaam in 1986, he has appeared in over 165 Hindi films. In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users
Dec 23 Jim Harbaugh an American former professional football player, former head coach of the Stanford University Cardinals and current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Harbaugh was a quarterback in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and was in the NFL for 14 seasons, from 1987 to 2000. Harbaugh has been a head coach since 2004, beginning at the University of San Diego for three seasons. He moved up the coast to Stanford University of the Pac-10 in 2007, and after four seasons, to the 49ers in 2011
Dec 26 Lars Ulrich a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his youth , Ulrich was originally a drummer in San Francisco. He then moved to Los Angeles, California at age sixteen in the summer of 1980 to train in the sport of tennis; though rather than playing tennis, he began playing the drums. After publishing an advertisement in a local Los Angeles newspaper called The Recycler, Ulrich met James Hetfield and formed Metallica

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Dec 5 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th-century. He served as the Premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan
Dec 12 Theodor Heuss a liberal German politician who served as the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II from 1949 to 1959. Beside stern Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Heuss' cordial manners largely contributed to the stabilization of democracy in West Germany during the Wirtschaftswunder years
Dec 12 Yasujirō Ozu a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu made fifty-three films: twenty-six in his first five years as a director, and all but three for the Shochiku studio. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious themes in the 1930s
Dec 14 Dinah Washington an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She is a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993
Dec 21 Jack Hobbs an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey from 1905 to 1934 and for England in 61 Test matches between 1908 and 1930. Known as "The Master", he is regarded by critics as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century-maker in first-class cricket, with 61,760 runs and 199 centuries. A right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, Hobbs also excelled as a fielder, particularly in the position of cover point
Dec 25 Tristan Tzara a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara became interested in Symbolism and co-founded the magazine Simbolul with Ion Vinea and painter Marcel Janco. During World War I, after briefly collaborating on Vinea's Chemarea, he joined Janco in Switzerland. There, Tzara's shows at the Cabaret Voltaire and Zunfthaus zur Waag, as well as his poetry and art manifestos, became a main feature of early Dadaism. His work represented Dada's nihilistic side, in contrast with the more moderate approach favored by Hugo Ball
Dec 28 Paul Hindemith a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor. Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben and opera Mathis der Maler