1963 — Facts About Me
• We lived on a US air force base in Germany.
• I was the fourth of five kids and very shy at the time. (No laughing Damsels!)
• We had periodic air-raid drills where those in the apartment-style housing had to gather in the basement of the buildings.
1963 — World Events
• January 11: The Beatles release their single “Please Please Me” and on the flip side “Ask Me Why.”
• July 1: ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
• August 8: Great Train Robbery in England, 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) stolen.
• August 28: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech before an audience of 250,000 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
• Sept. 30 to Oct. 8: Hurricane Flora left over 7,000 people dead in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, making it one of the five deadliest hurricanes in Atlantic history.
• November 22: US President John F. Kennedy assassinated.