Obituaries: Robert Frost, Rogers Hornsby, Aldous Huxley, Pope John XXIII, Adolphe Menjou, Clifford Odets, Zasu Pitts, Monty Wooley.Awards:
Best Picture: Tom Jones.
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field.
Best Actress: Patricia Neal, Hud.
Best Song: "Call Me Irresponsible," Papa's Delicate Condition.
Peace: International Red Cross.
Fiction: William Faulkner.
Record: Henry Mancini, The Days of Wine and Roses.
Male Vocalist: Jack Jones, Wives and Lovers.
Female Vocalist: Barbra Streisand, The Barbara Streisand Album.
Group: Peter, Paul and Mary, Blowin' in the Wind.
Other Films of 1963: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, How the West Was Won, Cleopatra, Irma La Douce, The L-Shaped Room, The Great Escape, The V.I.P.'s, America, America, The Birds, Dr. Strangelove.
New TV Series of 1963: My Favorite Martian, Wild Kingdom, The Patty Duke Show, Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction, The Outer Limits, The Saint, General Hospital, The Fugitive.
Art Trends of 1963: "Happenings," Pop Art.
Songs of 1963: "Dominique," "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer," "Eighteen Yellow Roses," "Danke Schoen."
Folk Music hit its peak, dominated by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the Kingston Trio.
Two new types of jokes surfaced: elephant jokes and "Tom Swifties."
Alabama blanked Oklahoma, 17-0, in the Orange Bowl.
Darrell Royal of Texas was voted college football coach of the year.
Navy quarterback Roger Staubach won the Heisman Trophy.
The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants, 14-10, for the NFL title.
Craig Breedlove set a new land speed record of 407.45 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Chateaugay was the winner in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
Sonny Liston defended his heavyweight title with a 1st-round knockout of Floyd Patterson.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were the winners of hockey's Stanley Cup.
Loyola defeated the university of Cincinnati in over time to win the NCAA basketball championship.
The Boston Celtics won their 5th straight NBA title.
Jack Nicklaus won the PGA and Masters golf tournaments, but Arnold Palmer was the years's leading money winner.
Cincinnati's Pete Rose was the National League's Rookie of the Year.
After 22 years in baseball, Stan "The Man" Musial retired.
Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax set a World Series record by striking out 15 batters in the first game; Los Angeles won the series over the Yankees in 4 games.
Other Events of 1963:
President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by a sniper in Dallas.
To the more than 200,000 marchers gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
The cost of mailing a first-class letter rose from 4¢ to 5¢.
Russia's Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.
A major scandal rocked Great Britain involving former Secretary of State John Profumo and prostitutes Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies.
Weight Watchers was formed.
Governor George Wallace, confronted by National Guard troops, stepped aside to allow two black students into the University of Alabama.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
Winston Churchill was proclaimed an honorary U.S. citizen.
French President DeGaulle vetoed Great Britain's entry into the Common Market.
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered by a sniper in Mississippi.
The American Heart Association began its drive against cigarette smoking.
The Medicare program was proposed as an adjunct to Social Security.
Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby on live television.
The nuclear submarine Thresher sank with all hands aboard in the Atlantic ocean.
SMU in 1963
First doctoral degree awarded (Economics).
Curfews for men abolished; curfews for women liberalized.
Men’s and Women’s Faculty Clubs are merged.
Mustangs lose to Oregon, 21-14, in the Sun Bowl.
President Tate announces the Master Plan, reaffirming the University’s commitment to basic liberal studies.Central to the this plan is the creation of University College, a non-degree granting division intended to provide all undergraduates with a liberal arts foundation before they enter one of the degree-granting schools.