November 21, 1963 (Thursday)
• Died: Robert Stroud, 73, American prisoner known as "Birdman of Alcatraz”
NOVEMBER 22, 1963 (Friday)
• The Beatles' second U.K. album, With The Beatles, is released
• Assassination of John F. Kennedy: In Dallas, Texas, United States President John F. Kennedy, 46, is assassinated, Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded, and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson becomes the 36th President. All television coverage for the next four days is devoted to the assassination, its aftermath, the procession of the horse drawn casket to the Capitol Rotunda, and the funeral of President Kennedy. Stores and businesses shut down for the entire weekend and Monday, in tribute.
• Died: Aldous Huxley, 69, English novelist; C. S. Lewis, 64, Irish novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist
November 23, 1963 (Saturday)
• John Kilbride, 12, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in Great Britain.
• The first episode of the BBC television series Doctor Who is broadcast in the UK. Because of the worldwide attention focused on the previous day's events, the episode is repeated the following week.
• The Golden Age Nursing Home fire kills 63 elderly people near Fitchville, Ohio.