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20th century | 1960s

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You may wish to consult 1963 (disambiguation) for other, similarly-named pages.

In 1963, the First Doctor and Susan went to Earth and stayed for several months.


The abduction of Ian and Barbara likely occurred on the 21st at the latest, due to the fact Susan indicates that she will return a borrowed book to the school "tomorrow"; as 22 November 1963 was a Friday, this makes it unlikely that these events occurred just before the weekend break. The chalkboard states that it is Tuesday, which would make it the 19th.
  • 22 November - The Kennedy assassination took place, witnessed by the Ninth Doctor. (TV: Rose) The Master attempted to prevent the assassination to change history, but was prevented from doing so by James Stevens, who witnessed his future self carry out the murder. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
  • 22 - By this time the Imperial Dalek faction had a presence in London in this time zone. (COMIC: Time & Time Again)
  • After 22 November - The disappearance of two teachers was noticed, but all thought Ian and Barbara had eloped. (PROSE: The Face of the Enemy)
  • 23 November - The Fourth Doctor and K9 Mark II returned to Totter's Lane to retrieve a Heshrax insect which he had been tracking the day that he left. While there, they met Debbie, Susan's best friend from Coal Hill School. Debbie, who turned fifteen that day, was concerned about Susan's sudden disappearance as she knew that Susan would never miss her birthday. She had met the First Doctor on one occasion but the Fourth Doctor did not recall seeing her before. He also did not remember Susan ever mentioning Debbie but admitted that he was not always the best listener. He told Debbie that Susan decided to stay on 22nd century Earth but then amended this by adding that he chose for her, expressing the hope that this decision was for the best. Debbie was thankful that she met the Doctor as, while she knew that she would never see Susan again, she could at least live her life safe in the knowledge that she was safe in the future rather than spend it wondering what happened to Susan and fearing the worst. (PROSE: Those Left Behind)
Journalist James Stevens established the dates of Ian and Barbara's abduction and the Shoreditch Incident. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

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