On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 cricketer and unorthodox all-rounder, born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Karl Beattie, English television director and producer (Most Haunted), born in Guildford, Surrey
  • Mike Gascoyne, British Formula One engineer and designer, born in Norwich, England