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
1963 History

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
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

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

About December 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dominique - The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
  • UK #1 Song: She Loves You - The Beatles