March 1963 in history

March 1963 events chronologically

Mar 8 The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command
Mar 13 Police in Phoenix, Arizona arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape. His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona
Mar 17 Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing more than 1,100 people
Mar 21 Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes
Mar 22 The Beatles '​ first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom
Mar 27 Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1963

Mar 4 Jason Newsted an American metal musician, known for playing bass guitar with the bands Metallica, Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam. Joining Metallica in 1986 after Cliff Burton's death, Newsted remained a member until 2001, making him the band's longest-serving bassist. After he left Metallica, he continued with his project Echobrain, played with Ozzy Osbourne and joined heavy metal band Voivod. Newsted uses the pseudonym Jasonic, which serves as both his alias in Voivod and the name of his music publishing company. He is also the founder of the Chophouse Records studio and label based in California. He currently plays in his self-titled band Newsted, in which he provides lead vocals as well as bass
Mar 15 Bret Michaels an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Mar 18 Vanessa L. Williams an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations
Mar 21 Ronald Koeman a former Dutch footballer and current manager of Southampton. He is the younger brother of former Feyenoord coach Erwin Koeman and the son of former Dutch international Martin Koeman. One of the best attacking central defenders of all time, Koeman was renowned for his long-range accuracy, especially in free kicks, and is the top scoring defender in world football
Mar 27 Quentin Tarantino an American film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an aestheticization of violence, as well as features of neo-noir film and spaghetti Westerns
Mar 27 Xuxa a Brazilian television presenter, film actress, singer and businesswoman. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is a two time winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Children's Album, and is also known for her epithet, Queen of the Shorties
Mar 30 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj a Mongolian politician who has been President of Mongolia since 2009. He previously served as Prime Minister in 1998 and again from 2004 to 2006. Elbegdorj is considered one of the principal champions in emerging markets and was one of the architects of democracy in Mongolia

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1963

Mar 4 William Carlos Williams an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Mar 5 Patsy Cline an American country music singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century
Mar 16 William Beveridge a British economist, noted progressive and social reformer. He is best known for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services which served as the basis for the post-World War II welfare state put in place by the Labour government elected in 1945
Mar 16 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria the only child of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium. She was known to the family as "Erzsi", a diminutive of her name in Hungarian. Later nicknamed "The Red Archduchess", she was famous for becoming a socialist and a member of the Austrian Social Democratic Party
Mar 18 Hubert Gough a senior officer in the British Army in the First World War. A favourite of the British Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Douglas Haig, he experienced a meteoric rise through the ranks during the war and commanded the British Fifth Army from 1916 to 1918 during the war
Mar 22 Cilly Aussem a German female tennis player.
Mar 23 Thoralf Skolem a Norwegian mathematician who worked in mathematical logic and set theory.