On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1963

Historical Events

  • American television soap opera premieres: "General Hospital" (ABC) & "Doctors" (NBC)
  • NY Mets purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider from the LA Dodgers for $40,000; Snider had starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-57
  • NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 Highlights

About April 1, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries