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Alumni Association

Class of 1963

This page is dedicated to the class of 1963 in honor of their 50th anniversary. Click below to enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with our collection of photos from the academic year 1962-1963.


Back in Time to 1963:


  • Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay Closed on
    Mar. 21st
  • Communications satellite, Telstar, is launched from Cape Canaveral on May 7th
  • Equal Pay Act Signed by Pres. Kennedy on June 10th
  • Zip codes assigned to every house in America in July
  • Martin Luther King gave “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 25th
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated on Nov. 22nd
  • Civil Rights unrest escalates during 1963; protests and rioting, a march on Washington D.C., desegregation of several schools in Atlanta and Birmingham
  • Clean Air Act Passed
  • McDonald’s sells its billionth hamburger and introduces
    Ronald McDonald
  • Polaroid introduces color film for instant cameras
  • Chevrolet introduces the Sting Ray Corvette
Your memories

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Long Beach State College?

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Be in the Spotlight!

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Popular Songs of the Year:

  • It’s My Party by Lesley Gore
  • Surf City by Jan and Dean
  • Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys
  • Be My Baby by The Ronettes
  • Heat Wave by Martha and The Vandellas

Popular Movies of the Year:

  • The Birds
  • Cleopatra
  • From Russia With Love
  • Hud
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Popular TV Shows:

  • The Fugitive
  • Let’s Make a deal
  • French Chef with Julia Child airs on Feb. 11th
  • Bonanza
  • My Favorite Martian
  • Petticoat Junction