On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km
  • MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Patchett, American novelist (Bel Canto), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing, 1983-95 (Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and 4 other teams), and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta
  • Ron Sutter, Canadian NHL center, 1982- 2001 (Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, and 4 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
1963 Highlights

About December 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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