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Movie history events from 1963

Guido Anselmi suffers director's block while working on an epic film. (Italy) (50 First Dates)

Guido Anselmi suffers director's block while working on an epic film. (Italy) (50 First Dates)

The first BKE party known as The Roaring '20s takes place. (Harmon, Ohio) (Accepted)

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

For some unknown reason, birds begin a series of attacks on people. (Bodega Bay, California) (The Birds)

Cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar meet and fall in love. (Brokeback Mountain)

Frank Abangale Sr. is made a lifetime member of the Rotary Club. (New Rochelle, NY) (Catch Me If You Can)

Dirty Dancing. (Dirty Dancing)

Gen Jack D Ripper orders four B-52s to bomb a secret nuclear site beneath the Arctic peaks of the Zhokhov Islands. (Dr. Strangelove)

A cargo aircraft crashes after running into a sand storm, the crew rebuilds the aircraft and flies to safety. (Sahara dessert) (Flight of the Phoenix)

Integration of the University of Alabama. (Forrest Gump)

The Tax The Churches League is sent to prison for the attempted kidnapping of Billy Graham. (Foul Play)

Ben Selleck is born. (Temecula, California) (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Michael Myers murders his sister Judith and is committed to a mental asylum. (Halloween)

Bald cypress becomes Louisiana state tree. (Louisiana) (Hatchet)

JFK assassinated by... someone. (JFK)

A morning news program called Daybreak begins airing on television. (New York City) (Morning Glory)

Tuff Ryan get taught to drive by her father. (Defiance, OH) (The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio)

Frank Castle, aka: the Punisher, is born. (The Punisher)

Craig Mitchell is born. (Quantum of Solace)

Charlie Babbit born. (Rain Man)

John Mason escapes Alcatraz prison. (San Francisco, CA) (The Rock)

Future White House Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair is born. (The Rock)

Lilies of the Field is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

JFK starts an embargo against Cuba, putting an end to Cuban-made sansabelt slacks. The move sets him up to be assassinated by male models. (Zoolander)

January: Edwin Partridge alludes to the threat of mutants during a rally. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: Jason Stryker, son of William Stryker, is born. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

February: Erik Lehnsherr recruits Lee Harvey Oswald to kill General Edwin Partridge. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 17th March: Macgruber is born according to his passport. (Kotelnich, Russia) (MacGruber)

Thursday 21st March: Alcatraz Prison closes down and transfers its last prisoners. (San Francisco Bay) (Escape from Alcatraz)

Saturday 6th April: Frank White is arrested for the possession of an unregistered firearm. (New York City) (King of New York)

Monday 8th April: Dr. Woodward makes a psychic connection with the extraterrestrial when it touches him. It wants to rebuild its ship. (Super 8)

Wednesday 10th April: Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates Edwin Partridge. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 17th April: Samuel M. Barrat is born. (Hatchet)

Thursday 18th April: Julian Lennon is born. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 24th April: Casey Janine Fitzpatrick is born. (Pueblo, Colorado USA) (MacGruber)

May: Gordon Cooper made the last and longest of the Mercury flights. (Cape Canaveral, Fla) (The Right Stuff)

June: Henry Hill helps bury mob captain Billy Batts, killed by Tommy Desimone and Jimmy Burke. (Upstate New York) (Goodfellas)

Wednesday 5th June: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Wednesday 5th June: British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns his post following revelations that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute. (Scandal)

Wednesday 12th June: Medgar Evers assassinated. (Jackson, Mississippi) (For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story)

Tuesday 18th June: John Lennon and Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler are in a punch up during Paul McCartney's 21st birthday. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 19th June: Septha "Robin" LaRue is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Wednesday 19th June: A newspaper article contains the headline "Beatle in Birthday Bash Punch Up". (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Sunday 23rd June: Marin Luther King gives the first version of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the The Great March On Detroit at Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan. (This is the version heard in the film, not the version from the March on Washington two months later) (Detroit, Michigan) (Dreamgirls)

Tuesday 25th June: Yann Martel is born. (Salamanca, Spain) (Life of Pi)

July: Frances "Baby" Houseman holidays with her family, and falls for dance instructor Johnny Castle. (Catskill Mountains of New York) (Dirty Dancing)

July: Azazel and Tempest are slain by Project: WideAwake operatives. Records state that the mutant duo tried to ambush the operatives. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 25th August: The 'Jackal' attempts to assassinate Charles De Gaulle (Paris) (The Day of the Jackal)

Monday 26th August: Hideo Hayakawa, Yoshio Yamamori's ally, attacks the family of his former boss Noboru Uchimoto, now an ally of yakuza boss Tatsuo Akashi. The Hiroshima Battle begins. (Hiroshima, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War)

Wednesday 28th August: Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have A Dream' speech. (Lincoln Memorial) (Dreamgirls)

Wednesday 28th August: In an alternate universe, Nick Webber stands next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his "I Have A Dream" speech. (Washington D.C.) (Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

Friday 30th August: Mary "Roberta" Wells is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Tuesday 10th September: After a brief argument with members of the Makihara family, Hirono family member Kiyoshi Kawanishi drew his gun and pulled the trigger three times, misfiring each time. He was then shot dead in the street, sparking a new wave of violence between powerful yakuza families in Hiroshima and Kobe. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics)

Friday 20th September: Life magazine headline: "THE HIMALAYAS: Scaling Their Mighty Peaks." (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Friday 11th October: Tomoji Okajima, chairman of Gisei Group, is gunned down in his garden. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics)

Thursday 17th October: The Gun Battle of Shintenchi: 2 dead, 3 critically wounded. After the wild public brawl turned deadly and directly threatened ordinary citizens, anti-gang sentiment boiled over. Pressured from all sides, the District Attorney orders the round-up of all yakuza family leaders. (Shintenchi, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics)

Sunday 20th October: Boss Tatsuo Akashi's residence is bombed; in retaliation, the Shinwa Group offices are attacked, and gun-battles also erupt in Hiroshima between Akira Takeda loyalists and Shinichi Iwai's men at Takeda's offices. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics)

Friday 25th October: Shoichi Fujita, underboss of the Gisei Group, is shot dead by Hiroshi Yakuzi with the same gun Yakuzi received as a gift from Fujita; Yakuzi is apprehended that night. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 4: Police Tactics)

November: Ennis Del Mar marries Alma Beers. (Riverton, Wyoming) (Brokeback Mountain)

November: John F Kennedy killed by Lee Harvey Oswald (according to Crash Davis in 1988; although elsewhere in the movieverse, a lookalike of Crash Davis - Jim Garrison - thought it was a conspiracy) (Dallas, TX) (Bull Durham)

Friday 1st November: A newspaper article details the event in which Michael Myers killed his sister the previous night. (Haddonfield, Illinois) (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers)

Friday 1st November: Phillip Perry is abducted from his house by escaped convicts Butch Haynes & Terry Pugh. (Texas) (A Perfect World)

Friday 22nd November: U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. (Dallas, Texas) (JFK)

Friday 22nd November: After hearing of President Kennedy's assassination, Charlotte Flax kisses Joe Peretti in the belltower of the local convent. (Massachusetts) (Mermaids)

Friday 22nd November: Alek assassinates US President John F Kennedy. (Dallas, Texas) (Salt)

Saturday 23rd November: Lee Harvey Oswald is questioned by government agents. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 24th November: Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspected assassin of president Kennedy, is assassinated by nighclub owner Jack Ruby. (Dallas, Texas) (JFK)

Sunday 24th November: Lee Harvey Oswald is questioned by government agents before his death. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

December: Tommy, Jimmy and Henry move Billy Batts' body when mob boss Paul Vario tells them they're building condos up there. (Upstate New York) (Goodfellas)

December: Edward Bailey meets Fidel Castro two weeks after the John F. Kennedy Assassination. (Red 2)

Friday 6th December: Jerry Fernandez is born. (Puerto Rico) (Runaway Jury)

Saturday 7th December: The Beatles perform at Odeon. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 11th December: Warren Commission chairman Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren and committee member Gerald R. Ford conduct a personal meeting with Jack Ruby. (Dallas, Texas) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 18th December: Catherine "Bastava" Cave is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Tuesday 31st December: At a costume party, Lou Landsky asks Rachel Flax to move in with him. (Massachusetts) (Mermaids)

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