January 1963 in history

January 1963 events chronologically

Jan 2 Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac
Jan 8 Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C
Jan 22 The Élysée Treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer
Jan 23 The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attack the Portuguese army stationed in Tite

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1963

Jan 4 Till Lindemann a German musician, songwriter, actor and poet. He is most commonly recognized as the lead vocalist and frontman of the German Neue Deutsche Härte/industrial metal band Rammstein, founded by Richard Kruspe, where they won a contest in 1994 and received the opportunity to record some demo CD's. The band is named after the Ramstein air show disaster. Lindemann was also a member of the bands First Arsch and Feeling B, where he played as a drummer and bass guitarist
Jan 7 Rand Paul an American politician and a former ophthalmologist who serves as the junior United States Senator for Kentucky, in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the son of former U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas
Jan 14 Steven Soderbergh an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and director. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed commercial Hollywood films like Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Contagion, and the remake of Ocean's Eleven. He has also directed smaller, less conventional works, such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Schizopolis; Bubble; Kafka; The Girlfriend Experience; and Che
Jan 18 Martin O'Malley an American politician and the 61st and current Governor of Maryland. First elected in 2006, he defeated incumbent Governor Robert Ehrlich, and again in a 2010 rematch. Prior to being elected as Governor, he served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007, having previously served as a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011 to 2013
Jan 21 Hakeem Olajuwon a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Listed at 7 ft 0 in , Olajuwon is considered one of the greatest centers ever to play the game. He was nicknamed "The Dream" during his basketball career, for his grace on and off the court
Jan 26 José Mourinho a Portuguese football manager and former football player who is the current manager of Chelsea. He is regarded by a number of players, coaches, and commentators as the world's best manager and as one of the greatest managers of all time. Mourinho began his involvement in professional football as a player in the Portuguese Second Division. He studied sports science in Technical University of Lisbon and attended coaching courses in Britain. In Lisbon, he worked as a physical education teacher and had spells working as a youth team coach, a scout, and an assistant manager. In the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting CP and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain. He remained at the Catalonian club working with Robson's successor Louis van Gaal
Jan 29 Ismail Haniyeh a senior political leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority. Haniyeh became Prime Minister after Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections of 2006. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah–Hamas conflict, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continued to exercise prime ministerial authority in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Legislative Council also continued to recognise his authority

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1963

Jan 2 Dick Powell an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature
Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the Louis Cardinals , New York Giants , Boston Braves , Chicago Cubs , and Louis Browns. Hornsby had 2,930 hits and 301 home runs in his career; his career.358 batting average is second only to Ty Cobb's average. He was named the National League 's Most Valuable Player twice, and was a member of one World Series championship team
Jan 13 Sylvanus Olympio a Togolese political figure who served as Prime Minister, and then President, of Togo from 1958 until his assassination in 1963. He came from the important Olympio family, which included his uncle Octaviano Olympio, one of the richest people in Togo in the early 1900s. After graduating from the London School of Economics, he worked for Unilever and became the general manager of the African operations of that company. After World War II, Olympio became prominent in efforts for independence of Togo and his party won the 1958 election making him the Prime Minister of the country. His power was further cemented when Togo achieved independence and he won the 1961 election making him the first President of Togo. He was assassinated during the 1963 Togolese coup d'état
Jan 23 Józef Gosławski (sculptor) a Polish sculptor and medallic artist. He was a designer of coins , monuments and medals. Laureate of many artistic competitions; decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit
Jan 27 John Farrow an Australian-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 1957, he won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days and in 1942 he was nominated as Best Director for Wake Island
Jan 29 Robert Frost an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22 1961 Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont by the state legislature through Joint Resolution R-59 of the Acts of 1961, which also created the position
Jan 30 Francis Poulenc a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels , the ballet Les biches , the Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra, the opera Dialogues des Carmélites , and the Gloria for soprano, choir and orchestra