DHS Class of 1963

Graduation Pictures

Reunion Pictures

August 18, 2007

Miscellaneous Pictures

1st Grade Picture of Class of 1963


Notable Events in 1963

Universtiy of Alabama Integrated On June 11, 1963, two black students were admitted to the University of Alabama. This occured after an unsuccessful attempt by Governor George Wallace to block their admission. President Kennedy ordered the national guard federalized to insure their admittance, and gave an impassioned speech to the nation on the subject.

March on Washington Two hundred thousand people participated in the largest non-violent demonstration ever held to support the passage of civil rights legislation. At the rally, Dr. Martin Luther King stated: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal."

President Kennedy Assassinated On November 22, while visiting Dallas, Texas, President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. The assassination shocked the world and marked the end of an era in American history.

Vaccine Against Measles Approval was given for a vaccine against measles. John Enders developed the vaccine in 1963.

USS Thresher Sinks In the worst post-war US submarine disaster, the USS Tresher sunk in the Altantic with all men aboard. None of the men were recovered.

Top Hits of 1963:

1."Go Away Little Girl" ... Steve Lawrence
2."Walk Right In" ... The Rooftop Singers
3."Hey Paula" ... Paul and Paula
4."Walk Like a Man" ... The Four Seasons
5."Our Day Will Come" ... Ruby and the Romantics
6."He's So Fine" ... The Chiffons
7."I Will Follow Him" ... Little Peggy March
8."If You Wanna Be Happy" ... Jimmy Soul
9."It's My Party" ... Lesely Gore
10."Sukiyaki" ... Kyu Sakamot

Top Movies of 1963:

1. Cleopatra
2. The Longest Day
3. Irma La Douce
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. How the West Was Won
6. Mutiny on the Bounty
7. Son of Flubber
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. Bye Bye Birdie
10. Come Blow Your Horn

Most Popular Television Shows:

1. The Beverly Hill Billies (CBS)
2. Bonanza (NBC)
3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
4. Petticoat Junction (CBS)
5. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
6. The Lucy Show (CBS)
7. Candid Camera (CBS)
8. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
9. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
10. My Favorite Martian (CBS)


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