Tag Archives: 1963

What Happened – December 30

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city” and the most recent is “2006 – Madrid Barajas … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 7

It was on this day in 1963 that first authorized* use of instant replay was used during a live sports television broadcast. The Army-Navy football game was being televised on CBS, and the director had built a machine (which weighed over … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 22

It was on this day in 1968 that the Captain and the Communications Officer on Star Trek shared the first interracial kiss that took place on a scripted show. Due to concerns about how television stations in the Southern states would react to such … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 18

It was on this day in 1978 that 918 people in Jonestown Guyana died during a mass suicide/murder. Led by Jim Jones, members of the Peoples Temple (a church he had formed years earlier) had left California in 1974 in order to create their own community. Congressman Leo Ryan … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 29

It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 28

It was on this day in 1963 that the cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales debuted on TV. Joe Harris, the creator, was inspired to make educational programming for kids after the commissioner of the FCC declared television to be a “vast wasteland.” Tennessee (a penguin) and … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 7

It was on this day in 1968 that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together in public for the first time. They were touring as The New Yardbirds in order to fulfill contractual obligations Page … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 30

It was on this day in 1945 that Gen. MacArthur arrived in Toyko and started organizing his occupational headquarters.  One of his first acts as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers was coordinating efforts to get food and water to starving civilians. He … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 28

It was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles and Bob Dylan were first introduced to each other. The Fab Four were fans of his and a mutual friend brought them together. Meeting in a hotel suite while the … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 1

It was in this day in 1984 that the Motion Picture Association of America announced their new PG-13 rating. This addition was mostly due to two movies that were released as PG, but many parents found them to be too much … Continue reading

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