1963 Newspapers

1963 has many stories to tell. Transport yourself back to this crazy decade with an authentic 1963 newspaper from the most extensive collection in the world. Immerse yourself in tales of tragedy and disaster, as well as cultural excitement and society change. The 60’s is one of the most remarkable decades of the 20th century, and is characterized by the immense contrast it posed to the decade prior. The 50’s had been conservative in every way, from politics, to fashion, to ideas about sex and marriage.

During the 60’s this idea was completely turned around. The Hippie movement sought freedom, fun, and equality, often with hedonistic behaviors. The music scene in the 60’s is often referred to as the best one America has ever experienced, with bands such as The Beatles and the Rolling Stones beginning their successful and enduring careers. It was a decade that is hard to imagine happened now, but which had a huge effect on shaping modern day ideologies and democratic systems.

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1963 Newspapers

1963 Newspaper Headlines Summary

Some of the most memorable 1963 newspaper headlines tell the stories of the Big Freeze, which saw temperatures drop dramatically for 3 months, the beginning of Beatle-mania, and the Great Train Robbery where robbers made off with $2.6 million. Other 1963 news stories which stand out are the coverage of president Kennedy’s assassination, with the suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald being shot dead.

It was a year filled with ups and downs, all of which are chronicled in our collection. If you’re curious about what happened in 1963, or know somebody who is, then an authentic newspaper is the perfect gift idea.

January 8, 1963 
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the only time, being unveiled at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

February 8, 1963 
Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy Administration.

February 19, 1963 
The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique launches the reawakening of the Women’s Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness-raising groups spread.

March 21, 1962 
The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay closes. The last 27 prisoners are transferred elsewhere at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

March 22, 1963
The Beatles release their first album, “Please Please Me“.

May 1, 1963 
The Coca-Cola Company debuts its first diet drink, TaB cola.

May 2, 1963 
Thousands of African Americans are arresting while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Many of them are children, and Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor later unleashes fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.

May 8, 1963 
Dr. No, the first James Bond film, is shown in U.S. theaters.

June 11, 1963 
President John F. Kennedy delivers a historic Civil Rights Address, in which he promises a Civil Rights Bill, and asks for “the kind of equality of treatment that we would want for ourselves.”

July 1, 1963 
ZIP codes are introduced in the U.S.

July 5, 1963
The Roman Catholic Church accepts cremation as a funeral practice.

August 5, 1963 
The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.

August 28, 1963 
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to an audience of at least 250,000, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

November 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy is shot to death in Dallas. Texas Governor John B. Connally is also seriously wounded and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson takes over as the 36th President. All television coverage for the next three days is devoted to the assassination, its aftermath, the procession of the horse-drawn casket to the Capitol Rotunda, and the funeral of President Kennedy. Shops and businesses shut down for all three days in tribute.

November 24, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy, is shot dead by Jack Ruby on live television in America. The hastily arranged program “A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts“ is also broadcast on ABC, featuring dramatic readings and music performed by various actors, opera singers, and noted writers.

November 24, 1963 
President Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam militarily and economically.

December 8, 1963 
Frank Sinatra Jr. is kidnapped at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

December 25, 1963 
The Sword in the Stone, Walt Disney’s 18th feature-length animated motion picture, is released.

December 26, 1963
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” are released in America, marking the beginning of full-scale ‘Beatle-mania’.

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based on 56 reviews

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.

Maureen Brown April 29 2022

Perfect. !

Donna Ramey April 26 2022

The perfect gift for a 90th birthday. Our friend was delighted to receive the paper from the New York Times dated on her date of birth especially since she is from NYC.

Linda Malosky April 18 2022

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Jennifer Erickson February 28 2022

This was a gift for a milestone birthday. Shipping was fast and quality is great! The gift receiver loved it! So fun to look at what was happening 70 years ago with an original newspaper! Fun gift!!

customer February 23 2022

Great service and presentation- so glad I found a paper from my Dad’s birthday

Lindsey White February 19 2022

Absolutely spectacular.

Not happy February 13 2022

Never arrived. No response from customer service. Very disapponted

  • Historic Newspapers Team February 15 2022

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