1963 retrospective: The year in pictures
Here's a look at world events that took place 50 years ago in 1963.
In this June 26, 1963 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, left, waves to a crowd of more than 300,000 gathered to hear his speech where he declared "Ich bin ein Berliner," ("I am a Berliner,") in the main square in front of Schoeneberg City Hall in West Berlin.
In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. The march was organized to support proposed civil rights legislation and end segregation.
In this May 3, 1963 file photo, a 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance of Birmingham, Ala., is attacked by a police dog.
In this June 11, 1963 file photo, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, second from right, confronts Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, standing in front of a door to keep blacks from enrolling at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
In this July 15, 1963 file photo, firefighters aim their hoses on civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Ala.
In this May 1, 1963 file photo, a Naval rocket is exhibited in Moscow's Red Square past a banner of Vladimir Lenin, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx during the annual May Day parade in the Soviet Union.
In this Jan. 12, 1963 file photo, demonstrator Michael Kirby, 25, of Milton, Mass., carrying a peace sign is taken into custody by police in Groton, Conn. outside the launching site of the Polaris nuclear missile submarine USS Nathan Hale. Kirby, a former nuclear weapons specialist in the Navy, was one two pacifists arrested at the site.
In this Sept. 4, 1963 file photo, police wrestle with an unidentified white man near a billboard after a demonstration at the newly-integrated Graymont Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala.
In this March 1963 file photo, black and white students participate in a home economics class at West Virginia State College at Institute, W.V. From left are Carolyn Walker, Mae Alice Ervin, Donna Long and instructor Alberta Witherspoon. The school, one of a number in which reverse integration is taking place, has changed from a predominantly African American college to one with 65 to 70 per cent white students in its student body of 2,502.
In this June 18, 1963 file photo, a derrick that usually lifts out marble blocks, deposits civil defense containers that will be used for water storage in the Imperial Marble Quarry at Danby, Vt. The quarry, extending for acre under Dorset Mountain, has been equipped with a supply of 35,000 pounds of survival "crackers" and 1,400 7 1/2-pound metal water containers, allowing the quarry to be turned into a two-week fallout shelter for 7,000 persons in case of nuclear attack.
In this June 12, 1963 file photo, Jackson Police Capt. Ralph Hargrove, chief of the Identification Bureau, poses with .30 caliber rifle which police say was used to kill Medgar Evers. Evers was field secretary for the NAACP and was shot at his Jackson, Miss. home. The weapon was found in some weeds nearby.
In this Feb. 8, 1963 file photo, astronaut John Glenn sits with models of the Mercury spacecraft atop its launch rocket and a lunar module, representing the past and the future of space exploration as he talks about the first anniversary of his historic flight. .
In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, the limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill is riding on the back of the car, Nellie Connally, wife of Texas Gov. John Connally, bends over her wounded husband, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president.
The top of the Washington Monument and part of a U.S. flag are reflected in the sunglasses of Austin Clinton Brown, 9, of Gainesville, Ga., at the Capitol where he joins others in the March on Washington. (Aug. 28, 1963)