Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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Ca. February 1963 – In the latest of a long series of skirmishes with Harvard, Cambridge City Councilor Alfred E. Vellucci proposes that the Lampoon Castle be converted into a public restroom.

February (?) 1963 – Actor Peter Ustinov comes to town to become an honorary member of “The Harvard Lampoon.”

Feb. 28, 1963 – “The Pageant of Awkward Shadows” by Thomas J. Babe Jr. ’63 opens at the Loeb Drama Center as the first play by a student to be produced on the theater’s main stage. Loeb Assistant Director George E. Hamlin Jr. directs the Harvard Dramatic Club production. Babe’s play also wins the first Phyllis Anderson Award for the best play by a Harvard undergraduate.

Late February 1964 – Evangelist Billy Graham spends three days in Cambridge, holding afternoon coffee hours that attract several hundred freshmen at the Union (now part of Barker Center for the Humanities) and giving three evening talks at nearby Rindge Technical High School Auditorium.

– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower