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  Timeline: 1963  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1963 Milan-San Remo Joseph Groussard (Fra) 288 km
March 31, 1963 Tour of Flanders Noel Fore (Bel) 249 km
April 7, 1963 Paris-Roubaix Emile Daems (Bel) 266 km
May 5, 1963 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Frans Melckenbeeck (Bel) 254 km
May 1-May 15, 1963 Vuelta a Espana Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 15 Stages, 2,442 km
May 19-June 9, 1963 Giro d'Italia Franco Balmamion (Ita) 21 Stages, 4,063 km
June 23-July 14, 1963 Tour de France Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 21 Stages, 4,211 km
August 11, 1963 World Championships Benoni Beheyt (Bel) Ronse, Belgium 278.8 km

October 19, 1963

Giro di Lombardia Jo De Roo (Hol) Milan-Como, 263 km

•  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 -
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Giro d'Italia Champion / World Road Race Champion: Learco Guerra (Ita) 1882-1949, 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.

 

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