WE’VE raided the archives and bring you 20 Classic and off0-beat photos from March 1963. All captions are of their time.
The bones of Juan Bautista de Anza, famed for leading the first Spanish colonists to northern California in 1776 and choosing the site of San Francisco, are identified by a University of California anthropologist in their unmarked grave beneath an ancient church in Mexico, March 3, 1963.
British actor Peter Sellers shows his new 1963 American Buick during a break in filming at Shepperton Studios in Middlesex, near London, England, March 3, 1963. Sellers is wearing a bald piece for his character in the movie
Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins evokes a smile from President John Kennedy during her speech at a dinner in Washington March 4, 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Labor Department. Miss Perkins indicates with her fingers the size of New England cockroaches with which she was familiar in her early days in New England. She said she found a much larger variety in her desk in the old when she became Labor Secretary in the Franklin D. Roosevelt cabinet in 1933.
Irving Berlin is joined by Ginger Rogers, Rosalind Russell, Dinah Shore and Yvette Mimieux, left to right, as the 75-year-old composer plays his well known “Always,” in Hollywood, March 5, 1963. The occasion was the big night for Berlin, staged by the Screen Producers Guild.
Library file dated 05/03/1963 of pop stars Little Eva and Brian Hyland, boarding a flight for New York. Little Eva, the singer who took The Loco-motion to the top of the charts in 1962
Actress, Judy Garland and her co star Dirk Bogarde arrive at the Plaze cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London for the premiere of their film, ‘I Could Go On Singing’.
Queen Elizabeth II bestows the accolade of knighthood on the kneeling Sir Roy McCaughey of New South Wales, at Government House, Sydney.
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Anthony Hatwell, with his interesting piece of work in firewood titled ‘The King and Queen’
Mrs James working in her sweet shop.
Four young Tibetan boys, some of the 21 Tibetan refugee children now settling in at the Pestalozzi children’s village at Sedlescombe, near Battle, Sussex, England, enjoy a game of ball near their cedar wood house in the village on March 7, 1963. The children, who fled from the Chinese in 1956, are making new lives in Britain, after being specially nominated to come to this country by the Dalai Lama himself. He hopes they will be trained as doctors, teachers or in other skilled professions so they way eventually go back to their own land and help others less fortunate than themselves.
Sitting on a stool, little Princess Elisabeth of Austria, eldest daughter of Archduke Ferdinand and Archduchess Helene von Habsburg-Lothringen, poses on March 8, 1963 at her home in Paris, France. She is going to be one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Honourable Angus Ogilvy on April 24, 1963.
French actor Jean Marais, center, lights up the cigarette of Francoise Garbine at the Cirque d’Hiver (Winter Circus) on March 8, 1963 in Paris, France. Sitting at left is his mother.
Kurdish rebel leader Mullah Mustafa Barzan, demanding self rule for the Kurdish tribes, is shown at his mountain headquarters in Northern Iraq on March 1, 1963.
Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting discovery who plays his daughter in To Kill a Mockingbird
Floral tributes in the shapes of musical instruments, cowboy hats and boots form a backdrop at memorial services in Nashville, Tennessee in March 1963 for four stars of the country music field killed in a plane crash. The entertainers, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas with talent scout Randy Hughes were returning from a benefit performance. Four others in the field have died violent deaths in the past year and half, giving substance to the legend that tragedy, a theme of their music, follows them to their graves.
Mr Robert Carrier (centre) gourmet and food writer, watches Miss Mary Barnard, a senior demonstrator of the London electricity Board, prepare a meal of boiled chicken, vegetables and sauces at the boards showroom in Regent Street, London, today.
Jacques d’Amboise, 28-year-old leading male dancer of the New York City Ballet, seen in New York in 1963.
Seen here leaping for the ball is Bobby Robson, wing-half or inside-forward with Fulham.
The first of many thousands of visitors approach the giant new University of Illinois Assembly Hall during open house, March 2, 1963. During the first hour and a half, the visitor count was 11, 408 with many more pouring in.
Real Madrid star Alfredo di Stefano (r) with his family