On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1963

Historical Events

  • Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
  • USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km

Famous Birthdays

  • Dermot Reeve, English cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 29 ODIs), born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Karl Beattie, English television director and producer (Most Haunted), born in Guildford, Surrey
  • Mike Gascoyne, British motor racing engineer, designer, writer (McLaren, Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Force India) and broadcaster (BBC 5 Live, Sky Sports), born in Norwich, England
1963 Highlights

About April 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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