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1963 in Norway

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1963 in Norway
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Events in the year 1963 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Olav V
  • Prime Minister - Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party) until 28 August, John Lyng (Conservative Party) until 25 September, Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party)
  • Events

  • 21 March - MS Høegh Aronde sank near Morocco during a voyage from Sassandra to Valencia, resulting in the deaths of 15 of the 28 Norwegian crew members.
  • 1 July - Work begins to build Tromsø Airport
  • 28 August – Lyng's Cabinet was appointed.
  • 25 September – Gerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet was appointed.
  • Norsk Hydro in cooperation with Harvey Aluminum starts Alnor, a plant at Karmøy to produce aluminium
  • Municipal and county elections are held throughout the country.
  • The Munch Museum was opened, 100 years after Edvard Munch's birth.
  • Literature

  • Stein Mehren, poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, is awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment for Mot en verden av lys.
  • Notable births

  • 10 April - Rune Christiansen, poet and novelist
  • 14 April - Gunvor Eldegard, politician
  • 28 April - Henrik Hellstenius, composer and musicologist
  • 20 June – Viel Bjerkeset Andersen, artist
  • 29 August - Hilde Frafjord Johnson, politician
  • 18 October - Sigvart Dagsland, singer, pianist and composer
  • 27 December - Sigrid Brattabø Handegard, politician
  • Full date unknown

  • Synnøve Eriksen, novelist
  • Notable deaths

  • 15 January - Bertel Flaten, politician (b.1900)
  • 1 February - Hermann Helgesen, gymnast and Olympic silver medallist (b.1889)
  • 6 March - Ole Øisang, newspaper editor and politician (b.1893)
  • 7 March - Joachim Holst-Jensen, film actor (b.1880)
  • 8 March – Per Askim, naval officer (b.1881).
  • 13 March - Edvin Paulsen, gymnast and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1889)
  • 23 March - Thoralf Skolem, mathematician (b.1887)
  • 24 March - Peder Holt, politician (b.1899)
  • 28 March - Tollef Tollefsen, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1885)
  • 1 April – Agnes Mowinckel, actress and stage producer (b.1875).
  • 10 April - Ottar Gjermundshaug, Nordic combined skier (b.1925)
  • 11 April - Thorleif Holbye, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1883)
  • 13 June - Olav Bjørnstad, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1882)
  • 14 June - Olav Hindahl, trade unionist and politician (b.1892)
  • 17 June - Eugen Lunde, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1887)
  • 20 June - Erling Vinne, triple jumper (b.1892)
  • 30 June - Erling Aastad, long jumper and sprinter (b.1898)
  • 11 July - Paal Kaasen, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1883)
  • 27 July - Trygve Bøyesen, gymnast and Olympic silver medallist (b.1886)
  • 2 August - Thorstein Johansen, rifle shooter and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888)
  • 18 September - Karl Johan Edvardsen, politician (b.1883)
  • 20 September - Thorleiv Røhn, military officer, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1881)
  • 27 September - Svein Olsen Øraker, politician (b.1886)
  • 2 November - Per Gulbrandsen, rower and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1897)
  • 18 November - Astrid Skare, politician (b.1891)
  • 1 December - Jacob Erstad, gymnast (b.1898)
  • 16 December - Anton Beinset, journalist, newspaper editor, short story writer, crime fiction writer and politician (born 1894).
  • 19 December - Ingolf Rød, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1889)
  • 27 December - Sigvard Sivertsen, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1881)
  • Full date unknown

  • Nils Selmer Hauff, bookseller (b.1882)
  • Hjalmar Holand, historian (b.1872)
  • Kjeld Stub Irgens, sea captain and collaborator minister (b.1879)
  • Lars Knutsen, shipowner (b.1884)
  • Magnus Olsen, linguist and professor of Norse philology (b.1878)
  • Ulrik Olsen, politician and Minister (b.1885)
  • Didrik Arup Seip, linguist and professor (b.1884)
  • References

    1963 in Norway Wikipedia


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