August 28, 1963 - Rev. Martin Luther King gave his “I've Got A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Kennedy Shot - November 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Texan Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds JFK as President of the USA.
USSR - Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.
Notable Deaths -
* Giro d'Italia Champion / World Road Race Champion: Learco Guerra (Ita) 1902-1963, died February 7, 1963. Nicknamed "the Human Locomotive" Guerra won the Giro in 1934. He won the World Road Race in 1931.
* Tour de France Champion: Gustave Garrigou (Fra), 1884-1963, He was the Tour champion 1911.
Robert Frost, 1874-1963, one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century.
Rogers Hornsby, 1896-1963, great American baseball player. He has the highest career batting average for a right handed batter in baseball history.